United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Established in 1997 as the Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was relaunched in 2002. It amalgamated the UN Drug Control Programme, which the General Assembly established in 1990 as the body responsible for coordinated international action in the field of drug abuse control, and the General Assembly's Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme, which the Center for International Crime Prevention implemented in 1997. These entities aim to address, in an integrated manner, the interrelated issues of drug control, crime prevention, and international terrorism. Therefore, it also includes the Terrorism Prevention Branch and the Global Programmes against Money Laundering, Corruption, Organized Crime, and Trafficking in Human Beings.

UNODC's headquarters is in Vienna, Austria, and it has ...

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