UNODC COVID-19 Policy Documents

Crime prevention and criminal justice

Ensuring Access to Justice in the Context of COVID-19
- Guidance Note (PDF; 20 May 2020)

UNODC, WHO, UNAIDS AND OHCHR JOINT STATEMENT ON COVID-19 IN PRISONS AND OTHER CLOSED SETTINGS (PDF; 13 May 2020)

COVID-19 Prevention and Control among People Living in Prison 
(PDF; 6 April 2020)

COVID-19 Prevention and Control among People Working in Prison 
(PDF; 6 April 2020)

COVID-19 preparedness and responses in prisons - position paper
(PDF; 31 March 2020) - AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH

Parenting and Youth

STATEMENT ON COVID-19 & YOUTH (PDF; 27 April 2020)

Technical Note: COVID-19 and Children Deprived of their Liberty 
(PDF; 8 April 2020)

Protecting children deprived of liberty during the COVID-19 outbreak 
(PDF; 6 April 2020)

Parenting under COVID-19 (leaflet; PDF; 15 April 2020) - AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH | other languages | ASL

Human trafficking and migrant smuggling

Forced returns of migrants must be suspended in times of COVID-19 
(PDF; 13 May 2020)

IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS 
EN [29 April 2020] | ES [15 May 2020] | FR [11 May 2020] | PT [8 May 2020] | RU [8 May 2020]

Drug prevention, treatment and care

PROTECTING THOSE THAT PROTECT US!
(PDF, 21 April, updated 6 May 2020)

“Suggestions about treatment, care and rehabilitation of people with drug use disorder in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic” 
(PDF; 28 March 2020)