Technical Cooperation on Drugs and Crime in the Islamic Republic of Iran
The Country Programme Brochure illustrates the structure and the main areas of work of the integrated country porgramme of technical cooperation on drugs and crime for the Islamic Republic of Iran 2011-2014. [Full Text]
This four-page brochure illustrates the efforts of UNODC country office in the Islamic Republic of Iran in facilitating cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and other middle income as well as developing countries in the areas of drugs, crime and health. [Full Text]
UNODC has contributed to foster cooperation between Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the area of counter-narcotics enforcement through the Triangular Initiative. This brochure describes the key components of the Triangular Initiative. [Full Text]
Drug prevention posters
Under the framework of project IRNI55 (Nation-wide Drug Prevention Measures in the Islamic Republic of Iran) 8 drug prevention educational posters with information on physical and psychological effects of different types of drugs have been published. The information provided in the posters include the effects of Opium, Heroin and Crack Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Alcohol, Ecstasy, Cigarettes and Cannabis on human body and mind. The posters were designed for youth aged 15 to 19. Their main objective is to increase the awareness of the target group about the long term effects of different drugs and their related health problems. The posters were distributed among 31 provinces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, particularly in educational settings such as secondary and high schools as well as universities. They have been evaluated by their target group through questionnaires and focus group discussions. The results of the evaluation led UNODC to further tailoring the posters according to the needs of the target group. In order to achieve positive results the posters should be inserted in a broader drug prevention programme.
IRN/I57-Advocacy and Regional Cooperation in Drug Demand Reduction project developed a series of posters to raise general awareness and promoting abstaining from drug use. The posters contain the UNODC slogan "Think Health, Not Drugs" and feature photographs of four renowned athletes and artists who were identified jointly by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Drug Control Headquarters of Islamic Republic of Iran (DCHQ):
Mr. Reza Kianian; born in 1951, Senior Actor, Author and Artist, winner of two Simorgh in Fajr Film Festival, winner of two awards in Khaneye Cinema Celebration, winner of two Hafez Awards, Chosen as one of five best actors in the History of Iranian Cinema by authors and criticizers of Film Magazine.
Mr. Karim Bagheri; born in 1974, Senior Football Player, selected as prominent two footed Midfielder player of the year (2007-08) by Football Iran News & Events, selected as Player of the year (2007-08) by Iran Football Federation Award, scored against Australian National Football Team in 1997 qualifier game, which is mostly known as his most memorable goal allowing the Iran's national team participation in the FIFA World Cup 1998.
Mr. Farhad Majidi; born in 1976, Senior Football Player, winner of Asian Championship Cup with Al-Ein in 2002-03, Best Football Player of 10 th Iranian Football League, Man of the Year of Iranian Football League in 2010.
Mr. Pejman Bazeghi; born in 1974, Actor, has played many movies and TV series since 1994, mostly known as his powerful performance in Duel movie in which he was nominated as best leading actor in Fajr Film Festival, played for some famous directors such as Masoud Kimiaei, Saman Moghadam, Masoud Jafari Jozani and Ahmadreza Darvish.
The posters were produced under gracious financial support of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Drug and Domestic Violence prevention posters
Two posters on drug and domestic violence prevention were published and distributed under the framework of project IRNI55 (Nation-wide Drug Prevention Measures in the Islamic Republic of Iran).The main aim of the posters is to raise the knowledge and awareness of young couples on drug use and domestic violence prevention and related problems. They were presented and distributed as part of a package to different organizations in relevant settings countrywide.
Drug Demand Reduction Publications:
A drug and HIV prevention exhibition titled "Drug Adventure on Human Body" was held on 26 June 2009, on the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and illicit Trafficking, in the Salamat Cultural Complex.
The "Human Body Exhibition" was designed and implemented by AIRSA NGO with the cooperation of the Children and Adolescent Cultural and Educational Center in order to increase the knowledge of children on drugs and HIV. In this exhibition, the maquette and pictures of different parts of human body and brain were fabricated so that children and teenagers could become familiar and be educated on different types of drugs (such as heroin, opium and crystal-meth) and their effects on body, brain and mind. It lasted one week and 450 children and teenagers visited the exhibition. Based on the results of the assessments, the "Drug Adventure" exhibition was helpful in increasing the knowledge and information of the teenagers. [Full Text]
Life Skills Training for children at high-risk through novel methods
Joint drug prevention initiative on "Life skills training for high-risk students through alternative and leisure activities" was conducted under IRNI55 Project "Nationwide Drug Prevention Measures in the Islamic Republic of Iran" with close cooperation of Iranian Civil Society Management and Development Institute, Social Psychological Health Society, Airsa Art,Thought Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) and Tomorrow Family Association during November-December 2009. This endeavor was an innovative method to train children at high-risk on life skills as well as drug and HIV prevention through dramatic arts, writing, painting, pottery making, group workings, workshops and games. More than 30 full day trainings were conducted in this regard, in schools, Non-governmental organizations working with street children and institutions, covering more than 800 children at high-risk. Meanwhile, implementing this kind of creative activities on life skills training as well as drug and HIV prevention, has helped to enhance children awareness and their expertise in these fields, providing them necessary tools and strength to confront hard situations in their lives. [Full Text]
Crime, Justice and Corruption Publications:
Alternatives to Imprisonment or Intermediate Sanctions
This book is a brief review of the process in which imprisonment has been established and developed in different countries. It is a comprehensive and extensive research on "Alternatives to imprisonment" which has been done by the Institute of Criminal Science and Criminology Research of Tehran University. [Full Text]
This research reviews the legal obstacles and enforcement restrictions in Iran, and also proposes ways to institutionalize the methods of "controlled delivery" of narcotic drugs.It investigates the "controlled delivery" as a method of law enforcement cooperation among different countries and considers the possibility of controlled delivery at the national and international levels. [Full Text]
This book is the compendium of articles presented by experts on transnational organized crime presented on the occasion of "the Anti Money Laundering Seminar", held in 2004 in Shiraz. The experts provided articles focused on inspecting national and international aspects of money laundering and solutions to tackle this crime. [Full Text]
Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and Extradition in Iranian Criminal Law with Emphasis on Drug-Related Offences
This book reviews the legislation and practical experiences at the international level dealing with the topics of mutual legal assistance and extradition of drug related criminals. It examines Iran's legislation on the topic in light of bilateral / multilateral cooperation, and identifies the possible challenges of the national legislation and the requirements of international cooperation. Experience of other countries in judicial cooperation has also been mentioned in this book. [Full Text]
The Afghan Drugs Problem and Iran
This article looks into the issue of the Afghan drugs related problems from an international security perspective. Drug use prepares the ground for the trade of illicit narcotics and, with its connections to organized crime,it has become a nascent threat to international security. In recent years, the drug problem in Afghanistan has grown to a staggering proportion and its outflow threatens the security of many countries. The author concludes that, to find a lasting solution for this problem, it is imperative that cooperation is based on an inclusive approach, with the participation of all states, with the essential coordinating role of the United Nations.
This article has been published in the book, titled "Iranian Review of Foreign Affairs", Volume 2, No. 2, Summer 2010. To see the full text, click here.