United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Drug Prevention, Treatment and Care
UNODC supports Member States in addressing drug use and drug addiction as any other health disorder: i.e. by implementing drug use prevention interventions and providing drug dependence treatment and care services, which are based on scientific evidence and on ethical standards. Another area of work is ensuring access to controlled drugs for medical purposes, whilst preventing diversion and abuse.
The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) resolution 9(I) in 1946, to assist the ECOSOC in supervising the application of the international drug control treaties. In 1991, the General Assembly (GA) further expanded the mandates of the CND to enable it to function as the governing body of the UNODC, and to approve the budget of the Fund of the United Nations International Drug Control Programme, which accounts for over 90 per cent of the resources available to the United Nations for drug control. Read more
Joint Ministerial Statement of the 2014 High-Level Review by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs of the Implementation by Member States of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem
UNODC-WHO Joint Programme on Drug Dependence Treatment and Care
In March 2009, UNODC and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a Joint Programme on Drug Dependence Treatment and Care. The programme's objective is to support the development of comprehensive, integrated health-based approaches to drug policies that can reduce demand for illicit substances, relieve suffering and decrease drug-related harm to individuals, families, communities and societies.
Treatnet International Network of Drug Dependence Treatment and Rehabilitation Resource Centres
UNODC has launched a new strategy on the treatment of drug dependence to promote and support evidence-based and ethical treatment policies worldwide. Treatnet promotes diversified, effective and quality drug dependence treatment and rehabilitation services, including HIV/AIDS prevention and care.
UN World Drug Campaign
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is leading the global campaign to raise awareness about the major challenge that illicit drugs represent to society as a whole, and especially to the young. The goal of the campaign is to mobilize support and inspire people to act against drug use.
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