The United Nations Office on

Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the fight againstillicit drugs, transnational organized crime, terrorism and corruption, and is the guardian ofmost of the related conventions, particularly: The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its three protocols (against trafficking in persons, smuggling of migrants and trafficking in firearms) The United Nations Convention against Corruption The international drug control conventions UNODC was established in 1997 as a result of the merging of the United Nations Centre for International Crime Prevention and the United Nations International Drug Control Programme. It was established by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to enable the Organization to focus and enhance its capacity to address the interrelated issues of drug control, crime and international terrorism in all its forms.   In the same year, the UNODC Regional Office for Southern Africa was formed and now covers 11countries in the region, namely: Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa,
Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. UNODC is committed to achieving health, security and justice for all by tackling such global threats, and by delivering legal and technical assistance. As a Cosponsor of the United Nations Joint Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS), UNODC is the convening agency for addressing HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among: People who use drugs and People living and working in prison settings In partnership with national and international partners, including civil society organizations and other UNAIDS cosponsors, UNODC assists countries to achieve universal access to comprehensive, evidence-informed, public health- oriented and human rights-centered HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for people who use drugs and for people who live and work in prison settings. Since 2008, UNODC has been implementing successive programmes on HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support in Prison Settings in Southern Africa. A National Project Office was established in Namibia in 2008 to strengthen the coordination of technical assistance provided to Namibiaas part of these programmes to develop and sustain national response to HIV in prison systems. More on UNODC’s mandate on HIV here: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/hiv-aids/new/what- we-do.html



United Nations Office on

Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

UN HOUSE, 38 - 44 Stein Street P.O. Box 3444 Klein Windhoek Windhoek – Namibia Tel: +264 61 204 6315 Fax: +264 61 204 6237 E-mail:ruusa.mushimba@unodc.org  Web: www.unodc.org
Offenders enacting a scene in front of a pull-up banner provided by UNODC
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UNODC Conference held in Lesotho: http://www.unodc.org/southernafrica/en/stori es/lesotho-hosts-unodc-regional-expert- group-meeting-on-hiv-prevention-and- condom-programming-in-prisons.html  Information about HIV/AIDS: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/hiv- aids/new/index.html To access information and documents specifically addressing HIV in a selected region or country, visit the country and regional offices pages: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/field- offices.html?ref=menutop