United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
The United Nations Office on Drugs is a United Nations office that was established in 1997 as the Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention by combining the United Nations International Drug Control Program (UNDCP) and the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Division. And was renamed the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in 2002.
It is a member of the United Nations Development Group.
UNODC was established to assist the UN in better addressing a coordinated, comprehensive response to the interrelated issues of illicit trafficking in and abuse of drugs, crime prevention and criminal justice, international terrorism, and political corruption.
The office aims long-term to better equip governments to handle drug-, crime-, terrorism- and corruption-related issues, to maximize knowledge on these issues among governmental institutions and agencies, and also to maximize awareness of said matters in public opinion, globally, nationally and at community level.