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Raymond Yans (Belgium) elected as President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)

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Vienna, May 8 2012: Raymond Yans (Belgium) has been elected President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is an independent and quasi-judicial control organ monitoring the implementation of the international drug control conventions.

The official press release and his biography here.

M. Raymond Yans is known, amongst other things, for his fight against the gradual normalization of drugs in Europe (especially in Belgium). He calls for a greater support of prevention policies, more specifically of those against the extensive use of cannabis by young people. He reminds that cannabis is a true Russian roulette, as its effects can be innocuous on one person and dangerous on another, and recommends to authorities to increase their efforts to prevent the first use of drugs. He asks officials, teachers and parents not to give up in the face of the growing trivialization of cannabis.

Contacts for interviews:

In Vienna: Raechelle Newman, Drug Control Officer, INCB Secretariat, tel.: (+43-1) 26060-5638 [email protected]

In Brussels: Jean-Luc Onckelinx and Alexandra Froger, UNRIC, tel.: (+32 2) 788. 84. 54/61 or +32 476 215 485 [email protected]; [email protected]

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