Executive Director

The Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is
Ms. Ghada Waly of Egypt, who took office on
1 February 2020. She holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.


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The UNODC Strategy 2021-2025

UNODC’s mission is to contribute to global peace and security, human rights and development by making the world safer from drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism.

This Strategy for the next five years will equip UNODC to deliver effectively, efficiently and with accountability, elevating our support to Member States to build just, inclusive and resilient societies that leave no one behind.   more information

Yury Fedotov

"My heart goes out to the family and loved ones of Yury Fedotov, my predecessor as UN Office at Vienna Director-General and UNODC Executive Director, who sadly passed away.
This Office remains grateful for his dedication and he will be remembered with great fondness and respect."

Ghada Waly
UNODC Executive Director / UNOV Director General

Statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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