UNODC has been working in Pakistan for over 35 years, in close collaboration with the Government of Pakistan (GOP) and civil society, with the purpose of addressing development challenges, specifically related to drugs and crime. Together with the GOP, the UNODC has developed its second Country Programme in order to ensure that its support is clearly directed towards strategic priorities and meets Pakistan's needs.

The second Country Programme (CPII) draws on the lessons and experiences of its predecessor (CPI) and aims to bolster the efforts of the GOP in enforcing the rule of law. To ensure coherence and efficacy, the GOP and the UNODC have jointly agreed to outcomes that will contribute to peace and stability, complement GOP policies and programmes, assist Pakistan in achieving international commitments, and engage with UNODC mandates. The development process, as with its predecessor, has been built around mapping exercises, strategic consultations with donors and baseline assessments. CPII is not a static document but a dynamic framework that can be adapted as it is implemented according to changing needs and priorities.

A Dynamic Approach to Technical Assistance

UNODC understands the particular challenges related to governance, security and public health in Pakistan, and as such is collaborating with the Government of Pakistan (GOP) to align programming in order to effectively meet these challenges. The long-term objective of the UNODC is to expand the capacity of the GOP to identify challenges, address long-term goals and maintain a high level of technical capacity. This approach will consist of the following:



Structure of Country Programme

UNODC is focused on three interdependent domains: 1) illicit trafficking and border management; 2) criminal justice and legal reforms; 3) drug demand reduction, prevention and treatment ; and two additional cross cutting themes: e-Learning; and research and analysis.