Rising global drug trafficking and crime demand international response, UN official says

Stressing that crime is both the cause and consequence of poverty, insecurity and underdevelopment, a senior United Nations official today called for stringent measures to counteract drug trafficking and violence.

Annan says UN crime fighting agency integral in struggle against terrorism

Over the past year, the United Nations agency charged with fighting crime and traffic in illicit drugs has become an important player in the struggle against terrorism, helping States to ratify international agreements and to create legislation on the issue, according to a new report by Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

World drug use on the rise – UN report

Global drug use has risen by some 8 per cent in the past year, with cannabis leading the way, and synthetic narcotics such as amphetamines and ecstasy declining, according to a new report out today from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Private industry has major role in fighting drug trafficking, UN drug chief says

Private industry has a major role to play in fighting drug trafficking by supporting sustainable development in regions devastated by narcotics economies and preventing the movement of precursor chemicals, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Narcotics supply and demand reduction strategies must work together, report at UN says

The supply of and demand for narcotics are inter-related and they must be rolled back together if reduction strategies are to be successful, according to the annual report of an independent drug control body released at the United Nations today.

UN teams up with European Commission to fight drug trafficking, crime and terror

In a joint move against the threats of drugs, organized crime and terrorism, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has teamed up with the European Commission (EC) to fight the three-fold scourge on a wide front, ranging from the Balkans and Central Asia to Latin America and Africa.