UNODC Current Affairs, GK & News

New classification of Cannabis by UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs recently removed Cannabis from Schedule IV category of the 1961 Single convention on Narcotics (1). This was done to recognise the medicinal values of the plant. Though cannabis has been removed from Schedule IV, the non-medicinal Cannabis is still under Schedule I. About Cannabis plant Around 50 countries ..

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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes launches series under Education for Justice initiative

On April 22, 2020, the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes launched online dialogues with students and educators on COVID-19. Highlights The organization has launched “Lockdown Learners’ Series” under Education for Justice Initiative. The series aims to sensitize students on the issues such as misinformation, cybercrime, gender-based violence, corruption among others. Background Due to ..

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26 June: International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed all across the world every year on 26 June to raise awareness against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Background: The United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) by adopting the resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, ..

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What is ‘goAML’ launched by UAE?

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become 1st country in Gulf to launch new anti-money laundering platform called ‘goAML’ (Anti-Money Laundering). It is a one-stop solution, launched by UAE to crack down on organised financial crimes. All about goAML Developer: It is the new anti-money laundering platform was launched by UAE’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) ..

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India, a Key Hub for Illicit Drug Trade: UNODC

The latest report released by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has referred to India as a Key Hub for Illicit Drug Trade. Findings of the UNODC Report India is one of the major hubs of illicit drug trade ranging from age-old cannabis to newer prescription drugs like tramadol, and designer drugs like ..

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