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 2013World Drug Report 2013

In the 2013 World Drug Report, UNODC notes stability in use of traditional drugs, such as heroin and cocaine, and the growth of the new psychoactive substances (NPS) market. Marketed as 'legal highs' and 'designer drugs', NPS are proliferating at an unprecedented rate and posing unforeseen public health challenges. Prescription drug abuse has also increased globally.

The launch of the 2013 World Drug Report marks the first step on the road to the 2014 high-level review by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action which will be followed, in 2016, by the UN General Assembly Special Session on the issue.


Full World Drug Report 2013 (  English, Spanish, Portuguese)

Press Release 2013 ( English)

World Drug Report 2013 website (  English)

Executive Summary (  EnglishSpanishPortuguese)

References to Brazil (  Portuguese)

References to Argentina (  English)

References to Paraguay (  English)

References to Uruguay (  English)

Message of the UN's Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (  EnglishSpanishPortuguese)

Statement of the Executive Director UNODC Yury Fedotov (  EnglishSpanishPortuguese)

Previous reports

•    World Drug Report 2012

•    World Drug Report 2011

•    World Drug Report 2010

•    World Drug Report 2009
•    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