The Challenge

East and Southeast Asia is the largest market for amphetamine type stimulants in the world, and its scope continues to expand. The production and consumption of opiates also continues to rise in the region.

Our Work

UNODC works with governments and regional partners to address the challenges related to drugs and precursor chemicals in the region.

Find out more on the challenges posed by drugs and precursor chemicals in the region and what UNODC is doing to combat these threats. [Read more]


UNODC operates the Global Synthetics Monitoring: Analyses, Reporting and Trends (SMART) programme to shed light on emerging trends in the fast-changing world of synthetic drugs. [Read more]

The Mekong MOU on Drug Control brings together the countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion to contain the threat of illicit production, trafficking and use. UNODC is also a sigantory to the MOU. [Read more]   Click here to access our latest publications, reports, research and other updates on our work on combatting the threat of drugs and precursors. [Read more]

Inshik Sim United Nations UN Inshik Sim
Research Officer (Illicit Drugs)
(+66-2) 288-2473
Ryan Winch United Nations UN Ryan Winch
Programme Consultant
(+66-2) 288-1292