United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)



 History of Agency in the World and Iran

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was established by the United Nations Secretary- General with the aim of promoting drug control capacities, crime prevention and campaign against terrorism in all its manifestations. The UNODC Iran was established in 1999 with the purpose of minimizing drug-related crimes through implementing a multi-sectoral programme which included drug supply reduction, drug demand reduction and legal assistance with a US$ 13 million budget.

 Priorities Globally and in Iran

In 2005, the UNODC Iran compiled the Strategic Programme Framework (2005-2007) with US$ 23 million budget aimed at promoting cooperation among all national stakeholders and international donors in line with guaranteeing participation and financial support to drug control and crime prevention projects. UNODC Iran projects are as follows:

Drug Supply Reduction

– Integrated border control in the Islamic Republic of Iran;
– Strengthening control in selected internal check-points, sea-ports, airports and railway stations;
– Promotion and strengthening of intelligence-led investigations capacities, and
– Promotion of regional and international cooperation in drug control.

Drug Demand Reduction

– Nationwide drug prevention measures in the I.R. of Iran;
– Drug abuse treatment in the I. R. of Iran;
– Addiction rehabilitation and HIV/AIDS prevention in the I. R. of Iran;
– Advocacy and regional cooperation in drug demand reduction, and
– Improvement of drug demand reduction measures in the city of Bam.

Rule of Law

– Strengthening judicial capacity and anti corruption measures;
– Assistance in the promotion of the reform process of the judiciary and the prison system in the I.R. of Iran;
– Improvement of Iranian legislative and judicial capacity to tackle organized crime and money laundering and promotion of Mutual Legal Assistance, and
– Measures to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings in the I.R of Iran[1].

[1]  “ The United Nations in Iran(3rd edition)” Published by the United Nations System in Iran, 2011-P:24-25




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