UNODC is a global leader in the struggle against illicit drugs and transnational organized crime. It is committed to achieving health, security and justice for all by tackling such global threats, and by delivering legal and technical assistance to prevent terrorism.
As a Cosponsor of UNAIDS and under the UNAIDS division of labour, UNODC is the lead agency for addressing HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among drug users and in prison settings. It is also responsible for facilitating the development of a United Nations response to HIV associated with human trafficking.
In these areas, UNODC assists countries to provide drug users, prisoners and people vulnerable to human trafficking with comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services following strategies which are human rights based, evidence informed and gender sensitive. It also provides technical assistance to countries to review and adapt HIV, illicit drugs and criminal justice policies and legislation and builds capacity of national stakeholders, including civil societies and community organizations, to ensure optimum coverage of these population groups with HIV services.