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 […]

29.5 million people globally suffer from drug use disorders.

In 2015 about a quarter of a billion people used drugs. Of these, around 29.5 million people – or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population – were engaged in problematic use and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence. Opioids were the most harmful drug type and accounted for 70 per cent of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Uruguay Is Breaking the International Conventions on Drug Control

السفارة الفلسطينية في ضائقة مالية بسبب تراكم فاتورة الكهرياء والغاز؟؟
أكد مصدر فلسطيني – نمساوي رفيع المستوى, بان سفارة فلسطين مطالبة بتسديد فاتورة الكهرباء- والغاز المالية المتراكمة عليها منذ فترة زمنية. وأنها أمهلت أياما معدودة لتسديد المبلغ, وإلا فان الشركة ستضطر لقطع الخدمات عنها. البقية هنا

VIENNA, 11 December 2013, UNIS – The International Narcotics […]

Jerusalem Folklore Between Development and Judaization

كتاب مصري: الفلكلور المقدسي بين التنمية والتهويد

Taking a cursory look at a book “Jerusalemite Folklore between Development and Judaization” written by Dr. Iman Mahran, a faculty member at the Academy of Arts in Cairo, an artist and an activist in the field of human rights, Dr. Mahran sees the UNESCO Convention that supports cultural diversity […]

Water and Drug War

The Israeli occupation is destroying the Palestinian wells with bulldozers.

In the occupied towns, cities, villages and refugee camps of Palestine, stealing water and spreading drugs by the Israeli occupation are symptoms of a daily cold war in which the Palestinians are suffering of shortage of drinking water and the basic daily needs, and […]

Tackling the Threat of Drugs

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At the United Nations, M-Building, Room M2 at Vienna International Centre (VIC) there were three big blue posters suspended with a sign of UNODC “Making the world suffer from drugs, crime, and terrorism”. A press conference about “Tackling the threat of drugs” was held on Monday 8 March 2010. The conference […]

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