New campaign on science- based drug prevention launched at UNGASS  


NEW YORK/VIENNA 19 April (UN Information Service) - The global 'Listen First' campaign on science-based drug prevention was launched at a high-level event during the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem in New York today. Read more.


UNODC Chief: International Drug Policy Is Not An End, It Is The Means To Put People First

8 April 2016 - Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once famously said that consensus was "the process of abandoning all beliefs." I beg to disagree.- Recently, I sat in a packed Vienna auditorium in the early hours of the morning as countries raced against the clock to reach agreement on an outcome document on drug policy.  Read more.

Alternative Development products at the touch of a button

30 March 2016 - For many years, UNODC has implemented alternative development initiatives in Colombia by providing technical assistance to over 100,000 family farms that were previously dependent on illicit crops for income. These projects also assist farmers in selling their products in competitive domestic and international markets.   Read more.

... January 21, 2016 -    New multi-year initiative launched to step up global response to trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants

... November 23, 2015 -    Experts in Thailand discuss alternative development approach with eye on UN drugs meeting in 2016

... October 27, 2015 -    UNODC/UNICEF Global Programme on Violence against Children in the field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

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