Alternative Development

Alternative development is much more than switching from one crop to another. It requires creating products for which there is market demand, supporting entrepreneurship, involving civil society, empowering the disenfranchised and preserving the environment. This is truly sustainable development... In this Decade of Action to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals, pursuing effective alternative development strategies is our chance to make a decisive contribution to peaceful, safe, prosperous and inclusive societies.

UNODC Executive Director Ghada Waly at the 63rd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, 2020

Overview

Over the last 25 years, UNODC has played a leading role in assisting Member States to develop and implement drug control policies, including policies ... more

Making a difference

Over the past 30 years, UNODC has played a leading role in assisting Member States in developing and implementing drug control policy. Alternative ... more

Resources

This section is designed to offer periodical updates on our work. The primary focus is to highlight UNODC news, events and publications regarding alternative ... more