United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Source description last updated: 3 March 2015
In brief: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a Vienna-headquartered UN agency which operates in more than 150 countries through its network of field offices and aims to assist member states in combating illicit drugs, crime and terrorism.
Coverage on ecoi.net:
Afghanistan Opium Survey, Afghanistan Opium Winter Assessment, other relevant reports.
Covered monthly on ecoi.net, for Afghanistan and for selected other reports on countries of priorities A-B.
“UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. […]
UNODC is mandated to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism. In the Millennium Declaration, Member States also resolved to intensify efforts to fight transnational crime in all its dimensions, to redouble the efforts to implement the commitment to counter the world drug problem and to take concerted action against international terrorism.
The three pillars of the UNODC work programme are:
“UNODC relies on voluntary contributions, mainly from Governments, for 90 per cent of its budget.” (UNODC: About UNODC, undated)
“Voluntary contributions to the activities of UNODC are provided by governments, consisting of major and emerging and national donors, UN Agencies, Multi-Donor Trust Funds, Inter-Governmental Organizations, International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and private donors, including private sector entities and foundations.” (UNODC: About UNODC: Funding and partnerships, undated)
Scope of reporting:
UN Member States; issues related to drugs, crime and terrorism
Different methods depending on the publication.
Afghanistan Opium Survey:
“The Afghanistan Opium Survey is implemented annually by the Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MCN) of Afghanistan in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The survey team collects and analyses information on the location and extent of opium cultivation, potential opium production and the socio-economic situation in rural areas. Since 2005, MCN and UNODC have also been involved in the verification of opium eradication conducted by provincial governors and poppy-eradication forces. The results provide a detailed picture of the outcome of the current year’s opium season and, together with data from previous years, enable the identification of medium- and long-term trends in the evolution of the illicit drug problem.” (UNODC: Afghanistan Opium Survey 2014, November 2014, p. 11)
Language(s) of publications:
Official UN languages, other languages
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