Health and development

Reducing the vulnerability of people to drug addiction requires a comprehensive set of interventions that must be properly targeted and sequenced. UNODC therefore provides technical assistance to improve prevention, treatment and reintegration of drug abusers as well as to groups at high risk to HIV/AIDS. In terms of reducing the world's supply of illicit drugs, UNODC realizes that eradicating drug crops must go hand in hand with eradicating poverty. It therefore works with governments and the private sector to promote development in vulnerable regions and create licit income opportunities.