Established in 1997, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, is the global leading organisation in addressing the issues of illicit drug use and transnational crime, and is mandated to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism as well as in reforming their criminal justice systems to ensure the practical application of these standards.

The UNODC is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and continues its mission of combating crime, trafficking, drug abuse and other such problems around the international sphere.