World Drug Report

Every year UNODC publishes the World Drug Report, which gathers the main data and trends analyses on production, traffic and consumption of illegal drugs worldwide. The data are compiled by UNODC from questionnaires sent to the Member States and compose a reference document to guide global policies on drugs.

World Drug Report 2009

WDR2009Released on 24 June, the 2009 World Drug Report shows that the global market for cocaine, opiates and cannabis is stabilized or declining, while production and use of synthetic drugs are growing, especially in the developing countries.

The report also stresses the perception that drug users should not be considered criminals, but people that are sick and that, therefore, need access to health treatment. To this end, the development of public health and public safety balanced policies becomes a necessity.

The Report recommends that the public and criminal justice system's scarce resources are not invested in jailing petty offenders, which are easily replaceable parts in the traffic structure, but in the transnational organized crime and traffic financiers, in order to obtain an effective result for the control on illegal drugs.

•   Full report
•   Seizures
•   Seizures of illicit laboratories
•   Executive Summary
•   Press release
•   Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Message on The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
•   References to Brazil (in Portuguese)
•   References to the Southern Cone countries (in Spanish)
•   Clarification on HIV prevalence among injecting drug users (in Portuguese)

Previous reports

•    World Drug Report 2008
•    World Drug Report 2007
•    World Drug Report 2006
•    World Drug Report 2005
•    World Drug Report 2004
•    Global Illicit Drug Trends 2003
•    Global Illicit Drug Trends 2002
•    Global Illicit Drug Trends 2001
•    World Drug Report 2000
•    Global Illicit Drug Trends 2000
•    Global Illicit Drug Trends 1999
•    World Drug Report 1997