The United Nations is taking a comprehensive approach to halting the cultivation and production of narcotics in Afghanistan, the new Executive Director of the UN Office For Drug Control And Crime Prevention (ODCCP) said today in Vienna.
Quick to use new technologies, drug traffickers and criminal elements have started exploiting the Internet as a vehicle for trading illegal drugs, according to new report released by a panel of United Nations experts.
Welcoming Afghanistan’s new ban on all opium poppy cultivation, the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (ODCCP) today said the prohibition represented a “very important step” in international efforts to control the illicit narcotics trade.
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.