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.

Call for Speakers: CND Thematic Intersessional September 2022

At its 62nd session in March 2019 the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) adopted by consensus the Ministerial Declaration entitled “Strengthening Our Actions at the National, Regional and International Levels to Accelerate the Implementation of our Joint Commitments to Address and Counter the World Drug Problem”. (https://www.unodc.org/documents/commissions/CND/2019/Ministerial_Declaration.pdf) Following the format used for the thematic discussions held within the CND since 2016, Member States developed a multi-year workplan and will hold, every autumn, inter-active meetings aiming

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The 2022 World Drug Report provides a global overview of the supply and demand of opiates, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants and new psychoactive substances (NPS), as well as their impact on health.

Highlights from the 2022 UNODC World Drug Report: Implications for drug prevention, treatment and care responses

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ISSUP presented a webinar on Thursday, July 7, 2014, featuring Giovanna Campello, Chief of the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) presenting highlights from the 2022 edition of the UNODC World Drug Report. The presentation included implications on drug prevention, treatment and rehabilitation responses during times of crisis.

Time: 2PM UK | 3PM Vienna

CND / CCPCJ Briefing for Newcomers in the NGO Community


The UNODC Secretariat of the Governing Bodies is inviting all interested NGOs to attend a briefing about the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ). 

Webinar for Civil Society: The World Drug Report 2022


Learn more about the newest trends regarding the World Drug Situation in this webinar for civi society. UNODC experts will present this year's World Drug Report 2022, giving an overview about the latest developments and diving into the newest available global data.

In the second part two civil society representatives will explain how they use the World Drug Report in their day-to-day work.