United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC was established in 2004. Located in Vienna, it is the administrative centre for the UN programmes on drug control and crime prevention. It operates through its country and regional field offices worldwide.


The three cornerstones of the UNODC work are:

  1. research and analytical work on drugs and crime issues;
  2. supporting the implementation of international treaties among its Member States, as well as the development of domestic legislation on drugs, crime and terrorism;
  3. technical cooperation projects to enhance the capacity of the Member States to counteract illicit drugs, crime and terrorism.
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More on UNDOC

  • The UNODC website provides background information, news, full text conventions, documents and reports.
    • World Drug Report provides a comprehensive overview of illicit drug trends at the international level.
    • Bulletin on Narcotics contains technical and scientific articles on narcotic drugs.

UN documents and publications in catalogues and databases

  • United Nations Digital Library offers UN documents and open access publications, UN voting data and speeches, UN maps, Content in 6+ languages. Replaces the traditional online catalogue UNBISnet.
  • UN iLibrary UN publications online covering different topics.
  • ODS full-text UN documents published from 1993 onward and scanned documents published between 1946 and 1993 in the official languages of the UN.
  • Daily list of documents (ODS). Documents published for the day, with full text links, can be found in the United Nations full text database ODS.
  • UNBIS Thesaurus a multilingual database of the controlled vocabulary used to describe UN documents.
  • Index to proceedings is an annual bibliographic guide to the proceedings and documentation of the major UN organs. The index includes:
    • a list of all documents
    • a comprehensive subject index
    • an index to speeches
    • a voting chart of resolutions
  • United Nations Documents Index (United Nations Digital Library) References to all documents by subject area are published. A collection of indexes is held by the Dag Hammarskjöld and Law Library, Uppsala, and the Libraries at UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva.
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