Expert Working Group on Improving Drug Statistics and Strengthening the Annual Report Questionnaire (ARQ)

Following the recommendations of Resolution 60/1 of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs (see E/CN.7/2017/11) pertaining to reporting and collection of international data on drugs, highlighting the importance of strengthening the reporting capacity of Member States as well as the data collection instruments used by UNODC, an expert consultation will be held to discuss ways for improving the current data collection on drugs, including the Annual Report Questionnaire, and activities to support countries in the production of relevant statistics. 

Date: 29-31 January 2018

Venue: Vienna (Austria)

The objectives of the Meeting are:

1. To review statistical methodology needed to improve the capacity of countries to collect and report data on drugs.

2. To discuss the quality of data currently collected through the ARQ and possible ways for improvement.

Documentation

Concept Note
Agenda 
List of Participants

Report of the Expert Working Group on Improving Drug Statistics and Strengthening of the Annual  Report Questionnaire (ARQ)

Background papers

Session 1 
Session 2

Other documents

IDPC Letter - Annex

Presentations 

Improving National Drug Statistical Systems 

Strengths and Challenges of the ARQ 

Drug - Demand data  

Drug - Supply data 

Presentation 1

Presentation 2

Data/information on drug use I (prevalence, high risk groups, risk factors, NPS use)

Presentation 1

Data/information on drug supply I  

Presentation 1

Presentation 2

Data/information on drug-related criminal activities using the internet, money laundering and illicit financial flows

Data on drug use II (mortality and morbidity, drug  prevention, access to pain medication)

Presentation 1

Presentation 2

Presentation 3

Data on drug supply II (drug trafficking and forms of organized crime, supply reduction and international cooperation)

Presentation 1

Presentation 2

Drugs and the criminal justice system (response and prevention of drug related crime)

Presentation 1

Data on drug use III (severe drug users, drug treatment, SDG indicator)

Presentation 1

Alternative development and factors contributing to illicit crop cultivation

Presentation 1

Cross-cutting issues (structure and user-friendliness of the questionnaire, data collection cycle, national focal points, interagency cooperation)

Presentation 1