On International Day, Ban urges greater efforts to curb illicit drug trafficking

Marking the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for stepped up aid and tightening the rule of law to halt the cultivation, production and trafficking of illicit drugs.

UN drug tsar urges States to tackle crime and dependency together

The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) today urged governments around the world to treat illegal drug dependence as an illness, as well as a crime, and to devote more resources to crime prevention, treatment for users and harm reduction.