UN to honour grassroots leaders in fight against drug abuse, crime, terrorism

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.

UN panel to look at how globalization, new technology have changed drug trade

A United Nations expert panel is meeting in Vienna this week to examine the affect of globalization and new technology on drug trafficking.

UN drug control agency reports sharp drop in Afghanistan's poppy cultivation

Opium production in Afghanistan dropped sharply this year, according to the results of a major survey released today by the United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP).

UN denies press report that drug control agency chief was asked to step down

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.

Positive power of sports highlighted on UN Day against Drug Abuse

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.

UN oversight body faults decision-making at world body's drug control office

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.

Nigeria, UN drug control agency agree on measures to fight organized crime

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.

UN drug control agency, postal union join forces to fight drug trafficking by mail

The United Nations Drug Control Programme (UNDCP) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) have embarked on a joint project aimed at combating drug trafficking through the use of the postal service.

US trading firm joins UN in co-sponsoring anti-drug basketball event: UN

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.