United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

What is UNODC?

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the struggle against illicit drugs and international crime, and the lead United Nations entity for delivering legal and technical assistance to prevent terrorism.  UNODC mobilizes and promotes regional and transnational cooperation to confront the growing threat to security posed by the convergence of organized crime, drug trafficking, corruption and terrorism. UNODC strengthens the rule of law and institutions of justice in order to improve crime prevention and build safer, more secure societies in which people can live without fear and work towards a more prosperous future for themselves and their families. UNODC also works to educate the world about the dangers of drug abuse and to strengthen international action against drug production, trafficking and drug-related crime. In order to achieve this, UNODC carries out a broad range of initiatives, including alternative development projects, illicit crop monitoring and anti-money laundering programmes.

Established in 1997 through a merger of the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC has approximately 500 staff members worldwide. Headquartered in Vienna, UNODC operates 52 field offices covering more than 150 countries, as well as liaison offices in New York and Brussels.


What does the Liaison Office in Brussels do?

UNODC Annual Report 2013Enhancing and fostering partnerships with European Union institutions, in particular with the European Commission, and strengthening policy exchange and dialogue with key partners such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the World Customs Organization and the United Nations system present in Brussels.

Increasing understanding of the work of UNODC related to drugs, crime and terrorism by promoting health, justice and security within the European Union and to a wider public.

Promoting UNODC and the impact of our work to Brussels-based think tanks, NGOs, associations, universities and the general public.

UNODC on the WEB:


UNODC everywhere:

Facebook: facebook.com/unodc

 Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking Facebook Page: facebook.com/BlueHeartHT

UNODC Twitter Account: twitter.com/unodc

 ACT – Against Corruption Today Facebook Page: facebook.com/AgainstCorruptionToday

World Drug Campaign Facebook Page : facebook.com/worlddrugcampaign

Yury Fedotov Twitter Account:  twitter.com/YuryFedotov

Twitter in Spanish:  twitter.com/unodcesp

Twitter in Portuguese:  twitter.com/unodcprt

Twitter in Russian: twitter.com/unodcrus

 Blue Heart Twitter Account : twitter.com/BlueHeartHT

YouTube: youtube.com/unodc

Flickr: flickr.com/unodc


UNODC Liaison to the European Union
Rue Montoyer 14, 3rd Floor
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 290 2581
Website: www.unodc.org