UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)

UNODC profile

  • Overview

    In accordance with UNODC’s mandates, UNODC aims to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime, including transnational organized crime, corruption and emerging crimes, and terrorism.
    The three pillars of the UNODC work programme are:
    • Field-based technical cooperation projects to enhance the capacity of Member States to counteract illicit drugs, crime and terrorism;
    • Research and analytical work to increase knowledge and understanding of drugs and crime issues and expand the evidence base for policy and operational decisions;
    • Normative work to assist States in the ratification and implementation of the relevant international treaties, the development of domestic legislation on drugs, crime and terrorism, and the provision of secretariat and substantive services to the treaty-based and governing bodies.

    Preferences in private sector partnership

    - Public private partnerships to prevent corruption:

    • Probity in Public procurement
    • Strengthening Corporate Integrity and Compliance Policies
    • Providing incentives for corporate integrity and whistle blowing.

    - Partnerships to prevent and counter human trafficking:

    • Support the Blue Heart Campaign Against Trafficking in Persons (
    • Support the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons
    • Awareness raising of this crime in the aviation and hospitality sectors.

    - Wildlife, forest and fisheries crime

    - Countering Cybercrime

    Further guidelines
    1. Guidelines Blue Heart Campaign
    Preferred partnership types

    Advocacy of global issues; Project funding; Provision of services / personnel; Standards and guidelines development

    Sustainable Development Goals

    3. Good health and well-being; 5. Gender equality; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 10. Reduced inequalities; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions; 17. Partnerships for the goals

    Issue areas

    Anti-Corruption; Health; Peace; Principle 10; Rule of Law

    Regions / countries / territories

    Africa: 35 countries (click to show)
    Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo (Democratic Republic of the); Cote d'Ivoire; Djibouti; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Mali; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Reunion (France); Rwanda; Saint Helena; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Swaziland; Togo; Uganda; United Republic of Tanzania
    Americas: 38 countries (click to show)
    Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Bolivia; Brazil; Canada; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Grenada; Guadeloupe (France); Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; United States; Uruguay; Venezuela
    Asia: 24 countries (click to show)
    Afghanistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; Georgia; India; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Maldives; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Tajikistan; Thailand; Timor Leste; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan; Vietnam
    Europe: 14 countries (click to show)
    Albania; Austria; Belarus; Bulgaria; Croatia; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Republic of Moldova; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia; Slovenia; The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
    Middle East: 11 countries (click to show)
    Bahrain; Egypt; Iran; Iraq; Jordan; Lebanon; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Morocco; Qatar; State of Palestine; United Arab Emirates

    Type(s) of services / business sectors

    Health Care; Industrial Goods & Services - Support Services; Media; Other; Technology; Telecommunications


    Description Date
    UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime): “The Fight against Corruption” e-learning tool 17 Sep 2018
    UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime): “The Fight against Corruption” e-learning tool 03 Sep 2018
    The S-O-S Initiative – Stop Overdose Safely 14 Aug 2017
    UNODC & Global Compact Colombia's Multi-stakeholder Initiative Takes Collective Action Against Corruption 12 Sep 2016
    SHERLOC ("Sharing Electronic Resources and Laws against Organized Crime") Knowledge Management Portal 22 Nov 2013
    The Fight against Corruption” e- learning tool 15 Nov 2013
    UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime): Outreach and Communication Programme for the United Nations Convention against Corruption 16 Nov 2012
    UNODC and Microsoft 07 Jan 2010
    Strengthening corporate integrity efforts 07 Jan 2010
    The 6 Ps: Public-Private Partnership for Probity in Public Procurement 07 Jan 2010
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