Islamic Republic of Iran


The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) in the Islamic Republic of Iran (2012-2016) is the strategic programme framework that describes the collective response of the UN system to national development priorities. The framework envisages five areas of cooperation: poverty reduction, health, disaster management, environmentally sustainable development, and drug prevention and control. It is guided by the goals and targets of the Fifth Five Year National Development Plan 2011-2015, as well as by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The Islamic Republic of Iran is the first country in the world to identify drug prevention and drug control as one of the areas of cooperation under UNDAF. This is not still the case even in drug producing countries such as Colombia and Afghanistan or other badly affected drug transiting countries. This is another testimony of the great challenges that drug trafficking and drug demand reduction pose to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Under the leadership of UNODC, eight UN agencies are working under the UNDAF Priority Area V on drug prevention and control. The UN team and the national partners will work together and assist in strengthening the national development priorities and goals through four UNDAF strategic outcomes:

Outcome 1 : Effective and comprehensive drug prevention programmes with a particular focus on families, communities, educational centres and the work place and people most at risk are developed and implemented.

Outcome 2 : National capacities for effective and comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation programmes for people affected by drugs are enhanced.

Outcome 3 : Effective and comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care programmes among drug users are supported and implemented.

Outcome 4 : Improvement of national capacities to cope with different aspects of drug trafficking.