Press Briefing by Adrian Edwards Spokesperson for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Compact Update Wearer now 13 days into the Afghanistan Compact. Work over the past week on appointments to the Joint Monitoring and Coordination Board has been continuing. On the Government side the seven appointments to the board have, I understand, been finalized, however I will leave to the Government of Afghanistan to provide you …

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World has enough legal opium to meet demand, says UN narcotics body

The current legal supply of opium, which has a number of medical purposes including pain management, is enough to meet global demand, according to the independent United Nations body tasked with monitoring the production and consumption of narcotics worldwide. Ensuring the availability of opiates for medical and scientific purposes is an important part of the …

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