World Drug Report

Every year UNODC publishes the World Drug Report, which gathers the main data and trends analyses on production, traffic and consumption of illegal drugs worldwide. The data are compiled by UNODC from questionnaires sent to the Member States and compose a reference document to guide global policies on drugs.

World Drug Report 2017

In 2015 about a quarter of a billion people used drugs. Of these, around 29.5 million people - or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population - were engaged in problematic use and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence. Opioids were the most harmful drug type and accounted for 70 per cent of the negative health impact associated with drug use disorders worldwide, according to the latest World Drug Report, released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

This year marks 20 years of the World Drug Report, which comes at a time when the international community has decided to move forward with joint action. UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov highlighted that the outcome document of the 2016 landmark UN General Assembly special session on the world drug problem contains more than 100 concrete recommendations to reduce demand and supply, however he acknowledges that more needs to be done.

The 2017 World Drug Report provides a global overview of the supply and demand of opiates, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants and new psychoactive substances (NPS), as well as their impact on health. It highlights the scientific evidence for hepatitis C causing greatest harm among people who use drugs; and brings into view further diversification of the thriving drug market, as well as changing business models for drug trafficking and organized crime.


World Drug Report 2017 ( English)

Message of the UN's Secretary General about the World Drug Day ( English)

Statement of the Executive Director UNODC, Yury Fedotov ( English)

Previous reports

World Drug Report 2016

World Drug Report 2015

World Drug Report 2014

World Drug Report 2013

World Drug Report 2012

World Drug Report 2011

World Drug Report 2010

World Drug Report 2009

World Drug Report 2008

World Drug Report 2007

World Drug Report 2006

World Drug Report 2005

World Drug Report 2004

Global Illicit Drug Trends 2003

Global Illicit Drug Trends 2002

Global Illicit Drug Trends 2001

World Drug Report 2000

Global Illicit Drug Trends 2000

Global Illicit Drug Trends 1999

World Drug Report 1997