U.S. National Statement at the opening of the reconvened sixty-first session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Thank you, Madam Chair.  Before I begin my comments on the CND, I would like to note that today is a National Day of Mourning throughout the United States and our embassies and missions around the world, in honor of my country’s 41st President, George H.W. Bush.  I thank those of you who have expressed ...
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U.S. National Statement at the Intergovernmental Expert Group Meeting on International Challenges Posed by the Non-Medical Use of Synthetic Opioids

Thank you, Chair, for offering me the floor to speak on such an important topic.  Thank you to the UNODC Secretariat for supporting preparations for this expert meeting, which the Commission requested last year in Resolution 61/8 to learn more about the challenges posed by the non-medical use of synthetic opioids and to propose core ...
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REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AT “GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION ON THE WORLD DRUG PROBLEM” EVENT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all for being here this morning. It is a great honor to address you on an issue that affects every nation across the globe: the world drug problem. And a big problem it is. The scourge of drug addiction continues to claim too many lives in the United States and in ...
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United Nations in Vienna Taking Action to Stem International Flow of Dangerous Opioids

U.S. Focuses on Carfentanil during Commission on Narcotic Drugs Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. While the opioid epidemic has reached crisis proportions in the United States, it is far from being an exclusively American problem. “Families, communities, and citizens across our country are currently ...
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