There are fourteen United Nations agencies and programmes working in the Islamic Republic of Iran. UNODC is one of them. Together they make up the United Nations Country Team led by the United Nations Resident Coordinator, the designated representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for development operations.
The United Nations country team in the Islamic Republic of Iran works to support national efforts in achieving the Millennium Development Goals and the other commitments, goals and targets of the Millennium Declaration, international conferences, summits and conventions.
The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is the strategic programme framework that describes the collective response of the UN system to national development priorities.
The United Nations country team in the Islamic Republic of Iran is currently working closely with national authorities to develop a UNDAF for 2012-20116. Drug prevention and drug control have been identified as one of the five areas of future development cooperation in the country. This is the first time that such a subject is considered a UNDAF priority in the world. It is not still the case even in drug producing countries such as Colombia and Afghanistan. This is another testimony of the great challenges that drug trafficking and drug demand reduction pose to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
UNODC will lead the work of the UN system in the Islamic Republic of Iran on drug prevention and drug control in the framework of the forthcoming UNDAF.