United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC is mandated to assist Member States in addressing the issues of drugs, crime and terrorism. Working in cooperation with our partners and through our network of field offices, UNODC helps Member States facing urgent problems including smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons, wildlife crime, maritime crime, cybercrime and trafficking in illicit drugs, firearms and cultural property. Further, UNODC seeks to combat corruption, reinforce efforts to prevent and counter terrorism, and enhance alternative development and access to controlled substances for medical purposes, promote evidence-based approaches to drug use prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, as well as HIV and AIDS. The Office has a strong collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) to reinforce the need to put public health at the core of all responses to the world drug problem. 

The three pillars of the UNODC work programme are:

  1. Field-based technical cooperation projects to enhance the capacity of Member States to counteract illicit drugs, crime and terrorism
  2. Research and analytical work to increase knowledge and understanding of drugs and crime issues and expand the evidence base for policy and operational decisions
  3. Normative work to assist States in the ratification and implementation of the relevant international treaties, the development of domestic legislation on drugs, crime and terrorism, and the provision of secretariat and substantive services to the treaty-based and governing bodies.

World Drug Report 2021

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UNODC
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Consisting of five separate booklets, the World Drug Report 2021 provides an in-depth analysis of the global drug markets and paints a comprehensive picture of the measurable effects and potential impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the world drug problem.

UNODC Keeps Supporting Quality Drug Treatment Service via Continuous Capacity Building

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia supported regional training of trainers (ToT) on Course 11 “Enhancing Motivational Interviewing Skills”. This course is part of the Advanced Level of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders (UTC training package) for national trainers from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan which took place offline in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on 24-28 May 2021. 16 members of national teams of trainers from Tajikistan (5) and Uzbekistan (11) took part in the training

Convocatoria de Capacitadores Globales

La Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito (ONUDD), la Comisión Interamericana para el Control del Abuso de Drogas (CICAD) y la Sociedad Internacional de Profesionales del Abuso de Sustancias (ISSUP) anuncian la formación de un grupo de Capacitadores Globales, con el apoyo de la Oficina Internacional de Narcóticos y Aplicación de la Ley (INL) del Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos. Curso: 9 agosto - 1 octubre 2021 Incluye

Opportunity to Speak at the Civil Society Webinars on the World Drug Report

The VNGOC together with the UNODC Civil Society Unit will be holding two webinars to present and discuss the World Drug Report 2021, which will be launched on 25th June. VNGOC are looking for civil society speakers wishing to present at these webinars, on how they use the data compiled in the World Drug Report each year and how these data impact their work. The first webinar will be held on 13th July 2021 and

UNODC’s Strategic Vision for Africa 2030

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UNODC

UNODC’s Strategic Vision for Africa 2030 outlines our mission to provide more safety to Africa’s people, government and institutions from drugs, crime, corruption, terrorism and illicit financial flows.

The UNODC Vision 2030 seeks to strengthen crime prevention, enhance justice, address organized crime, ensure a balanced response to drugs, improve the rule of law and bolster resilience.

Call for Papers: New Drug and other Behavioural Trends During Social-Distancing for the COVID-19 Pandemic

This Special Issue explores new drug and behavioural trends during the Covid-19 Pandemic. We welcome multidisciplinary contributions aimed at enhancing the understanding of how “physical distancing” and other radical changes in our lifestyles might lead to the consumption of new emerging drugs and other risky behaviours. Potential Research Topic include, but are not limited to: Use, effects, markets of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPED). Use/abuse of anti-anxiety/sedative drugs, both

Opportunity to Publish a Scientific Article on New Psychoactive Substances!

UNODC is proud to be the co-editor of Special Issue “New Drug and other Behavioural Trends During Social-Distancing for the COVID-19 Pandemic” of the Journal “Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions, and Health” and cordially invites you to submit abstracts for consideration. You will find all information regarding this new Special Issue on this link: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/emerging-trends-in-drugs-addictions-and-health/call-for-papers/new-drug, as well as in the attached flyer. The important thing to note is that everything will be open access and