UNODC adressing HIV and AIDS

UNODC is a global leader in the struggle against illicit drugs and transnational organized crime. It is committed to achieving health, security and justice for all by tackling such global threats, and by delivering legal and technical assistance to prevent terrorism.

As a Cosponsor of the United Nations Joint Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS), UNODC is the convening agency for addressing HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among:

  1. People who use drugs and
  2. People living and working in prison settings

More information on these thematic pillars of UNODC´s work on HIV and AIDS can be found here.

In partnership with national and international partners, including civil society organisations and other UNAIDS cosponsors, UNODC assists countries to achieve universal access to comprehensive, evidence-informed, public health-oriented and human rights-centered HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for people who use drugs and for people who live and work in prison settings.

Read more about UNODC's HIV mandate here ______________________________________________________________________________________________

News, Events and Webstories


UNODC and World AIDS Day 2014 around the world

Since 1988, the world has been gathering on 1 December to commemorate World AIDS Day. First, these events were a sheer call from the heart to get people and governments to act and invest. Over the last decade, large scale commemorations have taken place all over the world to remember those who died of AIDS - to date 36 million people have lost their lives to AIDS. Read more..







Guidance notes on country 

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS released guidance notes on HIV services country programming for:

People who inject drugs

People in prisons and other closed settings

Gay men and MSM

Transgender people

Human rights and the law

Reduction of discrimination and stigma 

HIV and social protection 









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