United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP)

Programme des Nations Unies pour le contrôle international de la drogue (PNUCID)
Programa de las Naciones Unidas para la Fiscalización Internacional de las Drogas (PNUFID)

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21 Dec 1990, by resolution 45/179 of the General Assembly, as a programme of United Nations (UN), in the framework of United Nations System. Became operational in 1991. Also known as United Nations Drug Control Programme. Has been referred to by initials as UNIDCP. Ceased to exist when merged with to become United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Activities are governed by Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, as amended by Protocol Amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, Convention on Psychotropic Substances and United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.


Assume exclusive responsibility for coordinating and providing effective leadership for all United Nations drug control activities, monitor trends in drug production, consumption and trafficking and promote implementation of drug control treaties; serve as the worldwide centre of expertise and information on drug abuse and drug control; play a major role in foreseeing the evolution of drug phenomena with a view to recommending countermeasures; provide technical assistance to governments in the different fields of drug control. Address all aspects of the drug problem, including: integrated rural development and crop substitution; drug law enforcement; prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts; legislative and institutional reforms to enhance governments' capacity to fight all aspects of the drug problem including money laundering.

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(i) Constitutes the central organizational element of the United Nations in matters of drug control, with responsibility for coordinating and directing all UN actions against illicit drugs. (ii) Acts on behalf of the Secretary-General in carrying out the responsibilities assigned to him under international treaties and resolutions by UN bodies on international drug control. (iii) Monitors implementation and ensures that these functions are fully carried out. (iv) Provides secretariat and substantive support services to the governing body of the Programme - United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) - and the International Narcotics Control Board. (v) Provides advice to member states concerning implementation of international drug control treaties and assists states that accede to them. (vi) Designs and implements worldwide drug-related technical cooperation programmes to reduce illicit production, manufacture, trafficking and abuse of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, and programmes to enhance the efficacity of measures to control illicit supply of drugs and substances of abuse. (vii) Coordinates technical cooperation strategies in drug control at regional and international levels. (viii) Acts as repository of technical expertise on drug control for the Secretariat, including UN Regional Economic Commissions and other UN bodies, and for member states, and advises them on national and international drug control matters. (ix) Maintains ongoing contact with research institutes, associations and universities outside the UN in order to obtain and exchange information on the most recent research findings on drug control; and launches or participates in joint research projects. (x) Promotes coordination and cooperation with regional and interregional organizations carrying out activities relating to drug control outside the UN system. (xi) Manages the financial resources of the Fund of the United Nations International Drug Control Programme.


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  • Societal Problems
    • Addiction, Drug Abuse
  • Health Care
    • Pharmacy
  • Cybernetics
    • Control
  • International Relations
    • United Nations

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