The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was established in 1997 as part of the UN reform combining the previous United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Center for International Crime Prevention. The office is committed to achieving health, security and justice for all by tackling threats from illicit drugs, organised crime and terrorism worldwide.
UNODC in South Asia
The UNODC Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) is located in New Delhi covering six countries in the region: India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The UNODC-ROSA assists states in developing strategies to address crime, drugs and corruption, with particular emphasis on assisting vulnerable groups. At present the office’s technical cooperation programme focuses on:
• Drug use prevention, treatment and care
• Prevention of HIV and AIDS
• Prevention of drug use and HIV in prisons
• Prevention of human trafficking
• Prevention of smuggling of migrants
• Anti corruption
• Law enforcement, drug and precursor control
In Nepal, currently UNODC’s technical cooperation programme comprises specific interventions on HIV prevention, care and support for drug users (male and female) and in prisons. It also supports the government in the implementation of elements of the comprehensive package for HIV prevention as well as capacity-building in drug law enforcement through a regional programme.
For more information please visit www.unodc.org/southasia