Executive Director

The Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is
Ms. Ghada Waly of Egypt, who took office on
1 February 2020. She holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.


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World Drug Day

International Day against
Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as “World Drug Day” is marked on 26 June every year.

Addressing the drug problem has been 'plagued' by misinformation of many kinds. This year's theme, "Better Knowledge for Better Care," aims at improving the understanding of the world drug problem and at fostering greater international cooperation for countering its impact on health, governance and security


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