A human rights activist and an anti-drug advocate are among the four winners of the United Nations Vienna Civil Society Award for their outstanding contributions to the global campaign against drug abuse, crime and terrorism.
A United Nations spokesman today denied a news report in the Financial Times of London that Secretary-General Kofi Annan has allegedly asked the head of the UN drug control agency, Pino Arlacchi, to leave at the end of his term.
The United Nations system today seized the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking to highlight the positive power of sports in reducing the demand for illegal drugs.
After reviewing administrative practices at the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (ODCCP), the UN oversight body has found flawed decision-making and urged top management to create a more collegial environment.
On his first official visit to sub-Saharan Africa, the head of the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (ODCCP) has reached an agreement with the President of Nigeria on a course of action to help the country recover assets stolen due to organized crime, a UN spokesman said today.
A United States trading firm will co-sponsor "Basketball without Borders," an international effort to promote friendship and educate young people from the countries of the former Yugoslavia about the dangers of drug use, the United Nations announced today.