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position paper Good morning fellow delegates and honorable chair. On behalf of Mauricio Macri the head of state and goverment and the people of this nation the delegation of Argentina is pleased to participate in this comittee of UNODC in order to discuss the important topic of legalization of drugs. This topic is extremely important in all the world, as many nations are extremely depends on de legalization of drugs, while people all around the world , the legalization of the drugs depend on Argentina. According to the "World Drug Report 2012", Argentina continues to have high rates of consumption of amphetamines, cocaine, ketamine and ecstasy, with a higher prevalence among young people. the cocaine was stable in 2010, if taken as a reference in 2008. However, in both Argentina and Chile the consumption rate is still relatively high. As cited in the document, the seizures of that substance increased almost eight times between 2002 and 2009. While in the neighboring country, peaked in 2007 and in Paraguay were more than double in 2010. However, Argentina and Uruguay are the countries of Latin America with higher percentages of use of ketamine and surpasses countries like El Salvador and Peru. In addition, there continues to be concern about the misuse of pharmaceuticals and preparations containing opiates, illegal stimulants and prescription stimulants. The document also says that the rate of drug-related deaths is estimated at between 12.2 and 31.1 per million in the population aged 15-64. Cocaine is still the most deadly drug. According to the report published by the UN, about 200,000 people a year die from using illegal drugs, and there was a significant decline in cocaine production in Colombia between 2006 and 2010. The director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yuri Fedotov, said that "heroin, cocaine and other drugs continue to kill around 200,000 people a year, Shattering families and promoting ( the insecurity and spread According to the report, overall production and consumption of illicit drugs remained relatively stable last year. Cannabis was the drug most consumed, with about 224 million consumers worldwide.

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