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Drug use among older persons a ‘hidden epidemic’, narcotics experts warn

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An increasing number of older people are suffering from substance abuse.

25 March 2021

Drug use among older people globally has risen in recent years and countries must act to address this “hidden epidemic”, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) said in its annual report, issued on Thursday.

The independent expert body also highlighted the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the global supply of medicines, and on the well-being of people with mental health and substance abuse disorders.


Gen/Generation Z Unemployment Rate Compared to Older Generations - Gender

Charted: The Gen Z Unemployment Rate, Compared to Older Generations (

Putting the Gen Z Unemployment Rate in Perspective

There are more than 2 billion people in the Generation Z age range globally. These individuals, born between 1997 and 2009, represent about 30% of the total global population—and it’s predicted that by 2025, Gen Z will make up about 27% of the workforce.

Due to the global pandemic, unemployment has been on the rise across the board—but Gen Z has been hit the hardest. This chart, using data from the OECD, displays the difference between the unemployment rate for Gen Zers and the rate for older generations.


Women Must Be the Front & Center of COVID Recovery: UN Secretary-General

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Afghan parliament members attend a meeting on women in decision-making positions

Women Must be ‘Front and Center’ of Pandemic Recovery, UN Chief Says

16 March 2021 - Women need to be “front and centre” of the pandemic recovery as a matter of economics, efficiency, effectiveness and social resilience, the UN chief told the women’s commission on Tuesday.

“Male-dominated teams will come up with male-dominated solutions”, Secretary-General António Guterreswarned a virtual town hall with women civil society during the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CWS). 

“We cannot go back to the failed man-made policies that have resulted in the fragility we see around us – in healthcare systems, in social protection, in access to justice, and in the wellbeing of our planet”, he added.



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