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03 Nov 2018 description


Executive summary Background and purpose

19 Sep 2018 description

Presentación del Informe de Monitoreo de Territorios afectados por Cultivos Ilícitos en Colombia (2017)

Los cultivos de coca llegaron a la cifra histórica más alta: 171.000 hectáreas

El incremento respecto a 2016 es de 25.000 hectáreas

19 Sep 2018 description

Coca Crops in Colombia at all-time high, UNODC Report finds

19 September 2018 - The area under coca cultivation in Colombia reached the highest ever recorded figure of 171,000 hectares (ha) in 2017, according to UNODC's Coca Cultivation Survey Report for Colombia, launched in Bogota today. This represents an increase of 25,000 hectares, or 17 per cent in 2017 compared to 2016.

27 Jun 2018 description
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GLOBAL OVERVIEW OF DRUG DEMAND AND SUPPLY - Latest trends, cross-cutting issues
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ANALYSIS OF DRUG MARKETS - Opiates, cocaine, cannabis, synthetic drugs
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DRUGS AND AGE - Drugs and associated issues among young people and older people
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WOMEN AND DRUGS - Drug use, drug supply and their consequences
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Methodology Report

World Drug Report 2018: opioid crisis, prescription drug abuse expands; cocaine and opium hitrecord highs

13 Jun 2018 description

At least 2.5 million migrants smuggled worldwide in 2016, says UNODC study

At least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled in 2016, according to the first Global Study on Smuggling of Migrants released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) today. Migrant smuggling occurred in all regions of the world and generated an income for smugglers of up to US$7 billion, equivalent to what the United States or the European Union countries spent on global humanitarian aid in 2016.

21 May 2018 description

Last year's record opium production in Afghanistan threatens sustainable development, latest survey reveals

21 May 2018 - In 2017, opium cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high with an estimated 328,000 hectares, up 63 per cent compared with 201,000 hectares in 2016.

15 Nov 2017 description

Key Findings

Area under opium poppy cultivation increased by 63% since 2016, reaching a new record high

The total area under opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan was estimated at 328,000 hectares in 2017, a 63% increase or 127,000 hectares more compared to the previous year. This level of opium poppy cultivation is a new record high and exceeds the formerly highest value recorded in 2014 (224,000 hectares) by 104,000 hectares or 46%.

18 Jul 2017 description

UNODC presenta el Informe de Monitoreo de Territorios afectados por Cultivos Ilícitos 2016

Los cultivos de coca en Colombia pasaron de 96.000 hectáreas en 2015 a 146.000 en 2016

Incautaciones de cocaína incrementaron 49%. De 253 toneladas confiscadas en 2015 a 378 en 2016

22 Jun 2017 description
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Executive Summary
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Global Overview of Drug Demand and Supply
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The Cannabis Market
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Market Analysis of Synthetic Drugs
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The Drug Problem and Organized Crime, Illicit Financial Flows, Corruption and Terrorism

22 June 2017 - In 2015 about a quarter of a billion people used drugs. Of these, around 29.5 million people - or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population - were engaged in problematic use and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence. Opioids were the most harmful drug type and accounted for 70 per cent of the negative health impact associated with drug use disorders worldwide, according to the latest World Drug Report, released today by UNODC.

20 May 2017 description

Afghanistan: Total area under opium poppy cultivation expanding, threatening sustainable development in the country

19 May 2017 - The total area under opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan is expanding, leading to a significant increase in its production, according to the latest survey report released today by UNODC.

25 Dec 2016 description

Almost a third of trafficking victims are children: UNODC report

21 December 2016 - Children make up almost a third of all human trafficking victims worldwide, according to a report released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Additionally, women and girls comprise 71 per cent of human trafficking victims, the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons states.  

24 Oct 2016 description
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Afghan opium production up 43 per cent: Survey

23 October 2016 - Opium production in Afghanistan rose by 43 per cent to 4,800 metric tons in 2016 compared with 2015 levels, according to the latest Afghanistan Opium Survey figures released today by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the UNODC. The area under opium poppy cultivation also increased to 201,000 hectares (ha) in 2016, a rise of 10 per cent compared with 183,000 ha in 2015.

12 Jul 2016 description

New strategies to end violence against children

The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners today launch seven interlinked strategies to reduce violence against children. The approaches have all been tested and all have shown concrete results. By bringing them together, WHO hopes to dramatically reduce instances of violence against children.

23 Jun 2016 description

Number of drug dependent adults up for first time in six years, now at 29 million: UNODC World Drug Report 2016

17 Dec 2015 description

New UNODC survey notes stable opium cultivation in Lao PDR and Myanmar, cautions more needs to be done to address underlying causes of illicit cultivation.

14 Oct 2015 description

After six years on the rise, Afghan opium crop cultivation declines: new UNODC survey

14 October 2015 - Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan decreased 19 per cent in 2015, compared to the previous year, according to the latest Afghanistan Opium Survey figures released today by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and UNODC. The area under opium poppy cultivation in 2015 is estimated to be 183,000 hectares (ha), compared with 224,000 ha in 2014. The cultivation area has decreased for the first time since 2009.