Islamic Republic of Iran


UNODC in the Islamic Republic of Iran assists to international cooperation
among professionals from Iran and Russia
in enhancement of countering drugs partnership in region


The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the Islamic Republic of Iran, with cooperation of the Siberian Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, organized an advanced training course for law enforcement experts and officers from the Drug Control Headquarters, Anti-Narcotics Police, and Customs Administration of the Islamic Republic of Iranian, in Krasnoyarsk – Russia, from 23 to 27 October 2023.

The UNODC Iran has been actively present in the Islamic Republic of Iran since 1999 and considers Iran as one of the strategic partners for drug control and crime prevention in the region and has been supporting the Islamic Republic of Iran by providing technical assistance and training for years ever since its establishment.

UNODC Iran also has the history of cooperation with the governments of the Russian Federation as a major donor of its activities and this training was among a series of trainings held in the Russian Federation and in the Islamic Republic of Iran, with support of Russian experts and senior instructors.

The comprehensive curriculum of this training encompassed topics, inter alia: tactics of conducting certain investigative actions in the investigation of crimes related to drug trafficking; methods of investigating organized criminal activities related to drug trafficking; structure of clandestine drug laboratories; methods of crime investigation in the sphere of illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs; psychotropic substances and their analogues, new types of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their derivatives, analogues and precursors; technical means of detecting narcotic drugs, etc.

In addition to various lectures and specialized seminars and classes envisaged under the curriculum of this training, practical visits and trainings were foreseen for the members of the delegation, which significantly enriched the courses, and complemented the theoretical section.

On the last day of the event an international round-table was held on “Countering drug trafficking in the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran”, in which the instructors and members of the Iranian delegation took the opportunity to share information and ideas.



In a message, the UNODC Iran Country Representative, Mr. Alexander Fedulov, highlighted the threats posed by drugs and organized crime as well as the effects they have on all aspects of societies, from security and safety to health and development, which need broader international cooperation. In his message it was stated that due to its unique geographical location, Iran bears a great responsibility, and at the same time, it has shown great commitment in fight against drugs and crimes.


At graduation ceremony the certificates of the participants from the Islamic Republic of Iran were handed over by the police General Mr. Kim, the Head of the Siberian Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, in Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation. At the end of the training and pursuant to the official ceremony at the Siberian Law Institute, a memorial tree was planted to symbolize enduring fellowship among partners in Iran and Russia and continuous cooperation in the future. Cooperation of UNODC Iran and academies and academia in and from the Russian Federation lies under the UNODC Country Partnership Programme of UNODC Iran in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The advanced training, held in this Institute from 23 to 27 October 2023, was made possible with generous funding received from the Russian Federation, and invaluable support and coordination extended to UNODC from the Russian Embassy in Tehran.