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.

UNODC Strategic Vision for Africa 2020-2030

On entering the Decade of Action 2030, UNODC recognizes the need to increase efforts in Africa. UNODC proposes adopting a ‘business unusual’ approach in order to support Africa towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and priority goals of the African Union Agenda 2063. UNODC pledges to work with Africa to better address a significant number of issues critical for Africa’s stability, safety, security and health and to leave no one behind. As communicated by Executive

Call for Speakers: Webinars on the World Drug Report 2020

The VNGOC together with the UNODC Civil Society Team will be holding a series of webinars to present and discuss the World Drug Report 2020, which was launched on 26th June. We 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 series will include one webinar in each of the

UNODC and Ivory Coast treatment and care professionals, in Webinar for continuity of services under COVID-19

On 04 June 2020, UNODC - PTRS with the support of ISSUP and in coordination with the Interministerial Committee on Drug Fighting (CILAD) and the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene of Côte d'Ivoire, successfully supported an experiment exchange webinar on continuity of treatment and care services for people with drug-related disorders under COVID-19. The purpose of this webinar is to prepare centres, services and community organization working with people who use drugs and drug

UNODC Supports National Partners in Ensuring the Continuity and Sustainability of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation during the COVID-19 Pandemic for People who Use Drugs

UNODC Mentor initiated webinar held on 24 June 2020 in Uzbekistan. The purpose of the webinar was to create a forum for national experts to share valuable international experience on how to ensure the continuity and sustainability of drug dependence treatment, HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for people who use drugs and how to implement evidence-based policies that ensure access to effective drug dependence treatment and HIV programmes for people who use drugs

World Drug Day

The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as 'World Drug Day', is celebrated annually on 26 June. The theme of World Drug Day 2020 is "Better Knowledge for Better Care." The field of addressing the drug problem has been 'plagued' by misinformation of many kinds. This year's theme aims at improving the understanding of the world drug problem and at fostering greater international cooperation for countering its impact on health, governance

Treatnet Family Therapy Feasibility Study in Vietnam

Following the successful feasibility study in Indonesia on family therapy for youths with drug use disorders, Vietnam is the second country that rolls out a similar study as a way to offer more evidence-based, effective treatment alternative for drug use disorders. The study was smoothly kicked start with a training for treatment practitioners who later provide support to youths and families with drug use disorders. Unfortunately, when the research team started with the recruitment of

UNODC online launch of Toolkit on Stakeholder Engagement for the Implementation of UNTOC

Webinar,

In the context of UNODC Civil Society Team's project "Stakeholder Engagement for the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) - SE4U, its Review Mechanism and related activities," a Needs Assessment Workshop was organized in October 2019 for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), academics, and the private sector, to identify the landscape of relevant stakeholders, their needs and understanding of their role in supporting Me

Обученные УНП ООН специалисты по лечению и уходу оказывают неоценимую поддержку людям с расстройствами, вызванными потреблением наркотиков в Бухарской области Узбекистана вовремя COVID-19

Введение карантинных мер в Бухарской области Республики Узбекистан крайне затруднило оказание услуг по лечению наркозависимости населению региона. Это отрицательно сказалось на качестве жизни людей с расстройствами, вызванными потреблением наркотиков (РВУН) и их семей, и во многих случаях привело к рецидиву РВУН у пациентов. Во избежание коллапса в данной области и предотвращения ухудшения ситуации возникла крайняя необходимость адаптации форм и методов оказания услуг по лечению наркозависимости и уходу к существующим условиям. Такой ответ был инициирован и

UNODC Mendukung Pengembangan Pelatihan Jarak Jauh pada Universal Treatment Curriculum di Indonesia

Sejak awal Juni 2020, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) bersama-sama dengan Ikatan Konselor Adiksi Indonesia (IKAI) telah melakukan diskusi dan pertemuan jarak jauh membahas pelatihan jarak jauh mengenai materi Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC). Inisiatif ini didasari atas tingginya permintaan dari banyak praktisi untuk mendapatkan pelatihan meskipun di masa pandemic COVID-19 untuk tujuan mengikuti sertifikasi nasional profesi konselor adiksi. Bermula dari bulan Maret 2020, seluruh pelatihan tatap muka diharuskan untuk ditunda hingga waktu

UNODC Supports the Development of Remote Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum in Indonesia

Since the beginning of June 2020, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) together with the Indonesian Association of Addiction Counsellors (Ikatan Konselor Adiksi Indonesia - IKAI) has been remotely discussing the development of remote training on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC). This initiative is based on the high demand from practitioners to continue with capacity building initiatives to receive an official national certification for addiction counsellors, even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March