March 1, 2018
Tackling the global opioid crisis is not simply a matter of unlocking U.S. resources, it’s about continuing to support and partner with the United Nations, specifically agencies like the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the World Health Organization. Fortunately, over the past year, the U.S. and UN have collaborated to combat the scourge of opioids and synthetic opioids like fentanyl – a drug 50 times more potent than heroin, which was responsible for at least half the people who died of opioid overdoses in 2016.

During the briefing, we will discuss combined efforts to counter illicit manufacturing, trafficking, and marketing of opioids and synthetic opioids like fentanyl, along with domestic and international efforts to mitigate opioid and synthetic opioid abuse.

The event will include Dr. Angela Me, Chief of Research from the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime.

If you are able to attend, please RSVP to Dana Green - dgreen@unfoundation.org