Who Promotes Afghan Farmers' Opium Cultivation and Production?

Kawther Salam: According to UNODC’s Afghan Opium Survey 2017, the disappointing reversal of last year has become a profoundly alarming trend in the cultivation and production of opium in the country. The Survey’s findings show the total area under poppy cultivation has jumped a dizzying 63 per cent or 127,000 hectares compared to 2016. In […]

Afghan Opium Production Jumps To Record Level, Up 87 Percent

Opium production in Afghanistan increased by 87 per cent to a record level of 9,000 metric tons in 2017 compared with 2016 levels, according to the latest Afghanistan Opium Survey figures released today by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The area under opium poppy cultivation […]

Disproportionate Responses to Drug Related Offences Do Not Serve Justice

“Disproportionate responses do not serve the cause of justice, nor help to uphold the rule of law. In this regard, the application of the death penalty to drug-related offences has never been in the letter or the spirit of the conventions,” underscored said Yury Fedotov, the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime […]

UNODC Chief underlines rule of law’s role in shielding development at meeting with Italian President

ROME – 28 October – “Last month’s adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals acknowledged that the rule of law is essential for protecting the international development agenda,” said the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov today in a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

“Transnational organized crime is a […]

International Strategy to Combat Illicit Trafficking in Precious Metals

29 September 2015. A meeting on illicit trafficking in precious metals took place in Turin from 23 to 25 September. The meeting was part of a programme implemented by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and funded by the Government of South Africa.

The initiative aims to establish a network of key […]

Threats, Responses to Global Drug Problem

International meeting addresses harmful social consequences of drugs, and responses from social, judicial and developmental actors.

UNIS – At an international conference held in Mexico City, Government officials and experts from several United Nations entities, regional bodies and civil society organizations have gathered to discuss their experiences in addressing the harmful social consequences of illicit drug […]

On Workers' Day We Ring The Bell In The EU

 في اليوم العالمي للعمال نقرع الجرس – نظرة على مكاتب العمل ومراكز الشؤون الاجتماعية هي شهادة كافية للمشاكل المتزايدة جراء البطالة في النمسا وأوروبا ، والأهم من ذلك، النتائج السلبية لهذه المشكلة التي أدت إلى تفكك المجتمع. فقد تحولت الشوارع والحدائق العامة إلى أماكن تجمع العاطلين عن العمل والمتسولين و”المهاجرين”. ولم يعد بمقدور […]

Two Foreign UN Workers Were Killed At Galkayo Airport

Two foreign UN workers were shot dead at Galkayo airport in Puntland, Somalia. They were one Briton and one French working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) based in Kenya but had regular visit to Somalia.

A soldier serving as the security guard at Galkayo main Airport shot and killed the two […]

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