New Year Special: Highlights of 2020

UNODC's Response to COVID-19 in South Asia


Through this special video, we present Highlights of 2020, showcasing the most impactful and innovative interventions spearheaded by UNODC South Asia—in response to COVID-19!

In Focus:

  • Providing essential supplies and support to Governments and frontline responders
  • Lockdown Learners series: Fostering youth action to promote peace and SDGs through the UNODC Education for Justice Initiative
  • Research, trainings and awareness to counter human trafficking and smuggling of migrants
  • Building capacities of law enforcement, civil society and other stakeholders to counter the drug problem, gender-based  violence and organised crime
  • Promoting the Nelson Mandela Rules for effective prison management and rehabilitation
  • Establishing a South Asia-Regional Network to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism.....and more! 

2020 has been a difficult year, but it has also taught us the value of compassion, empathy, perseverance and togetherness.

As we focus our efforts on building back, without leaving anyone behind, we take this opportunity to thank you for your unstinted support and count on your continued friendship and support in 2021.