Tagged: UNODC

NEWS: UNODC Guide: Drug Prevention, Treatment In Rural Settings

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has published a new ‘an awareness-raising tool’ aimed at policy-makers, public health officials, local authorities and other stakeholders.
Its intent is to guide more effective practice when dealing with substance use issues in rural settings throughout the world.
The guide pays attention to the identification, assessment, planning and implementation of evidence-based substance use prevention initiatives and policies…

NEWS: UN: Joint Efforts Against Drugs, Crime In West Africa

UNODC and ECOWAS jointly launch efforts to support West Africa against drugs and crime

At a special event held on the margins of the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations, the Executive Director of UNODC, Yury Fedotov, said action against drugs and crime was helping to build a safer, healthier, more secure and more prosperous future for West Africa…

NEWS: UN: Record 29 Million People Drug-Dependent

The number of people suffering from drug use disorders has increased disproportionally for the first time in six years in 2014, while the number of people who used at least one drug stayed at five per cent of the adult population, according to the annual report prepared by the United Nations.
The World Drug Report 2016, which examines the health impact of using opiates, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) and new psychoactive substances (NPS), is an annual publication by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), ahead of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26…

NEWS: UNODC: Only 1 In 6 Drug Users Gets Treated

Only one out of six drug users globally receives treatment. UNODC Executive Director warns that drug prevention efforts and services for people fighting their problem drug use are “falling short”
UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, laid out some of the numerous challenges posed by illicit drugs in a keynote speech he delivered in New York today…

BLOG: Five Points: Illicit Drugs And Human Rights Issues

Our official statement at CND 2015 on cross-cutting issues concerning illicit drugs and Human Rights. We share five perspectives and outline the third way for balanced, broad and humane drug policy that puts children in the center and focuses on women and developing societies…