In-depth: Bitter-Sweet Harvest: Afghanistan's New War

AFGHANISTAN: Links and References

No other country in the world has ever produced narcotics on as deadly a scale as Afghanistan, UNODC said.
NAIROBI, 11 January 2007 (IRIN) -
Global Drug Monitoring  
  • The Research Section of the United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP), which comes under the Vienna-based United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), prepares annually the “Global Illicit Drug Trends” . The report takes a statistical approach to assessing the status of world supply in and demand for illicit drugs.

  • Illicit Crop Monitoring Programme (ICMP) UN Office on Drugs and Crime has an Illicit Crop Monitoring Programme that cover surveys from Afghanistan, Bolivia, Colombia, Lao PDR, Laos, Morocco, Myanmar and Peru.

  • UN Office on Drugs and Crime produces research reports, which includes World Drug Report, an annual statistical report called the Global Illicit Drug Trends, a Bulletin on Narcotics and Studies on Drugs and Crime monographs.

  • World Drug Report 2004, published by UN Office on Drugs and Crime. The first volume covers market trends and provides in-depth trend analysis, and the second volume compiles detailed statistics on all of the drug markets. Together they provide the most complete picture yet of the international drug problem.

  • The UN Office on Drugs and Crime website offers you the three major International Drug Control Conventions as well as monthly status of treaty adherence. In addition, drug control related resolutions and decisions adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is also featured.
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Poppy cultivation in Afghanistan
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