World Drug Report - Global Illicit Drug Trends
In 1998, the General Assembly gave UNODC the mandate to publish "comprehensive and balanced information about the world drug problem" in recognition of the importance of factual and objective information in international drug control.
Created in 1999, the publication Global Illicit Drug Trends provided comprehensive facts and figures on the situation with respect to the supply of and demand for illicit drugs. Based on data and estimates collected or prepared by Governments, UNODC and other international institutions, UNODC attempts to identify trends in the evolution of global illicit drug markets.
In 2004, UNODC merged Global Illicit Drug Trends and the World Drug Report. With increased statistical and analytical content, the new World Drug Report provides every year one of the most complete pictures of the international drug problem.