Alternative development products for a sustainable future         


11 March 2015 - Chocolate and coffee are not ordinarily official topics of discussion at UN meetings, but this week at the 58th Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the role of alternative development and its commercial and social impacts was covered at an event held on the side-lines of the CND.   Read more

Commission on Narcotic Drugs opens its 58th session in Vienna with eye on 2016 drug meeting      

9 March 2015 - Addressing delegates at the start of the 58th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) today, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, praised the CND's vital role as a policymaking body on narcotic drugs within the UN system.  Read more

Statement of the UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, on International Migrants Day          

18 December 2014. There is seemingly no end to tragic reports of migrants losing their lives on desperate voyages to safer havens. These perilous journeys undertaken by hundreds of thousands of women, men and children are mostly facilitated by criminal smuggling rings.   Read more

 ... December 16, 2014 -   Former illicit crop farmers supply cocoa to Austrian chocolate maker

...  September 15, 2014 -   New trends and regional differences in the manufacturing of methamphetamineg   

...  July 30, 2014 -    The President of Colombia acknowledges the work of UNODC on the World Day Against Human Trafficking 


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