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  • New UNODC programme builds greater connectivity among global partners to fight drugs and crime

    Photo: UNODCRepresentatives from Member States and senior officials from leading international law enforcement organizations met this week in Vienna to launch a new UNODC Global Programme on Building Effective Networks Against Transnational Organized Crime - known as BENATOC.

  • Partners meet to discuss action plan against illicit drugs in Afghanistan

    High-Level Meeting of Partners for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries in Vienna, jointly chaired by UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov (c.), Salamat Azimi, Afghan Minister of Counter Narcotics (l.), and Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. Photo: UNODCA new Afghan National Action Plan to counter the threat of illicit drugs was presented today at a high-level meeting in Vienna. The new strategy balances confronting drug trafficking with plans for reducing drug demand and encouraging sustainable development in Afghanistan and neighbouring countries.

  • UNODC, Japan and Russia welcome new phase in partnership for Afghanistan and Central Asia

    Closing ceremony of Afghan Counter Narcotics Police training at the All-Russia Advanced Training Institute of the Ministry of the Interior (Domodedovo Training Centre). Photo: UNODCA joint cooperation framework between UNODC, Japan and Russia aimed at supporting Afghanistan and Central Asian countries to tackle drug trafficking entered its second phase in recent days. To mark this milestone, the first in a series of specialized trainings given to the Afghan Counter Narcotics Police was recently held at the All-Russia Advanced Training Institute of the Ministry of the Interior, known as the Domodedovo Training Centre.

  • #Breakthechain this International Anti-Corruption Day

    International Anti-Corruption Day, 9 December. Image: UNODCToday marks International Anti-Corruption Day, with UNODC and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) calling for people across the globe to join a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about corruption and encouraging people from all walks of life to take action against this crime. Governments, the private sector and the general public should jointly tackle this issue by changing their attitudes towards the problem.

  • Science of drug prevention and treatment discussed by global experts

    Opening of UNODC's 2015 Scientific Consultation on Prevention of Drug Use and Treatment of Drug Use Disorders. Photo: UNODCMore than 30 researchers from around the world who work in the field of drug demand reduction, together with over 200 participants from 85 countries, are gathering in Vienna this week to discuss the latest findings in drug prevention and drug dependence treatments. They will also discuss programmes that have proven to be effective in stopping or reducing the negative health and social consequences of drug use.