Human Rights

"Human rights are the foundation of peaceful societies and sustainable development. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime respects, protects and upholds human rights in all our support to countries to address the challenges of drugs, crime, terrorism and corruption.

On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we reaffirm our commitment to advancing justice and the rule of law. Working together, we can promote rights-based and gender-responsive action to prevent violations, protect victims and leave no one behind."

Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

UNODC and Human Rights

Human rights are at the core of all work of the UN system and - together with peace and security and development - represent one of the three, interlinked and mutually reinforcing, pillars of the United Nations enshrined in the Charter ... more


Keep up-to-date with our latest news stories, events, workshops and materials on human rights ... more


Here you can see resources that provide policy references and practical guidance on mainstreaming human rights ... more


Here you can find public statements from United Nations entities on human rights issues ... more


Check out the latest videos, photos and podcasts on human rights issues ... more