Alternative development continues to be recognized by Member States as a fundamental pillar of a comprehensive drug control strategy and plays an important role as a development oriented drug control approach. […] Let us not forget that behind the policies, we have hundreds of thousands of farmers affected by poverty, food insecurity, lack of land, instability who as a result engage in illicit drug cultivation. It is our common responsibility to continue addressing the livelihood of these people, despite the challenges that the international community is faced with today, including the financial constraints.  

Yury Fedotov at the opening of the side-event "Outreach to new Stakeholders in the Field of Alternative Development"57 th CND, 2014
 
   
   
         
Over the last 25 years, UNODC has played a leading role in assisting Member States to develop and implement drug control policies, including policies ... more  

Over the past 30 years, UNODC has played a leading role in assisting Member States in developing and implementing drug control policy. Alternative ... more

 

This section is designed to offer periodical updates on our work. The primary focus is to highlight UNODC news, events and publications regarding alternative ... more