UNODC at Work

Reliable & Accurate Data To Tackle the World Drug Problem

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught people everywhere about the importance of having ready access to vital life-saving information. Through the World Drug Report and other flagship publications, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) continues to uphold the highest standards in the delivery of evidence-based facts and data to both Member States and the general public.

The global health crisis has further demonstrated the need for collective approaches in achieving a vision of health for all, to bridge the gap in access to knowledge and resources that vulnerable populations far too often encounter. UNODC, a data-driven organization, contributes to making this vision a reality through research and analysis capabilities led by experts in their fields, and a global mandate that promises to leave no one behind.

The World Drug Report is the embodiment of UNODC’s fact-based and collaborative approach. UNODC experts regularly devote themselves to surveying, compiling, and analysing an insurmountable amount of data gathered through field offices, local partners, Member States, fellow UN agencies and academia, to create a yearly high-caliber publication that reliably assists counterparts in addressing the world drug problem.

Following a global overview of drug demand and drug supply, the World Drug Report 2021 to be launched on 24 June 2021, provides an analysis of the latest estimates and trends in the markets of cannabis, opioids, cocaine and amphetamine-type stimulants. The Report also includes an early assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on drug market dynamics, including in terms of health consequences and how drug service provision has adapted to the new situation in many countries. Visit the World Drug Report website for more information.