UNODC is cosponsor of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS - UNAIDS
Who We Are
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs, international crime and terrorism. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (formerly the Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention) was set up in 1997, combining the United Nations Centre for International Crime Prevention and the United Nations International Drug Control Programme. It was established by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to enable the Organization to focus and enhance its capacity to address the interrelated issues of drug control, crime prevention and international terrorism in all its forms.
The mandate of the Office derives from several conventions and General Assembly resolutions, and the Office's technical cooperation programme aims to help improve the capacity of Governments to execute those international commitments. UNODC has approximately 500 staff members worldwide. Its headquarters is in Vienna and it has 22 field offices, as well as liaison offices in New York and Brussels.
UNODC Regional Office for South Asia
The UNODC Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) is located in New Delhi. It is mandated to implement the goals of the organization in six countries of the region: India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Most of UNODC's field-based technical cooperation projects currently relate to drug control (with a focus on drug demand reduction and its nexus with HIV/AIDS) and human trafficking and victim support.