UN event in Thailand focuses on strategies to curb opium cultivation

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Thai Government have convened a meeting in Thailand to highlight the need to provide legal alternatives to communities dependent on income from illicit activities.

UN anti-drug agency reports sharp fall in coca production in Andean region

The area under coca cultivation in the Andean region, which produces almost all of the world’s cocaine, slumped to a 14-year low last year, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announced today.

At the Vatican, UN official discusses possible cooperation in preventing drug abuse

The head of the United Nations drug and crime fighting agency today visited the Vatican, where in addition to an audience with Pope John Paul II he discussed possible collaboration in the prevention and treatment of drug abuse and illegal activities.

UN anti-narcotics chief says community consensus needed to curb drug abuse

The head of the United Nations anti-narcotics agency today stressed the importance of preventive and therapeutic action before drug abuse becomes a health, social and financial burden.

UN anti-drug office receives more financial support from Tokyo organization

With a history of contributing as much money as some of the world's biggest donor States, the Tokyo-based Drug Abuse Prevention Centre (DAPC) has presented the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with another $190,000 to help it do its work around the world.

UN expert panel urges governments to do more to reduce demand for drugs

In a bid to cut the nexus between drug abuse and violent crime, a United Nations expert panel today called on governments across the world to introduce more comprehensive policies to reduce public demand for illegal narcotics.