United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Acronym: UNODC

Established: 1997

Address: Vienna International Centre, Wagramer Strasse 5, 1400 Vienna, Austria

Website: https://www.unodc.org/

Stakeholder group: International and regional organisations

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was established in 1997 through the merger of the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention. It is mandated to assist member states in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime, and terrorism.

UNODC promotes long-term and sustainable capacity building in the fight against cybercrime through supporting national structures and action. Specifically, UNODC draws upon its specialized expertise on criminal justice systems response to assist member states to combat and prevent cybercrime, through: providing technical assistance in capacity building, prevention and awareness raising; strengthening regional and international cooperation; and undertaking activities related to data collection, research, and analysis on cybercrime.