United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is the global body responsible for the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. The Office, established in 1997, seeks to assist Member States in their fight against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism.
Yemen ratified a number of international conventions and conventions related to drug control, crime and terrorism. On 25 March 1996, the Republic of Yemen ratified the three main international drug control treaties: the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and the Protocol Amending the Convention of 1971. The Convention on Psychotropic Substances 1971 – United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988).
On 7 November 2005, The Republic of Yemen ratified the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Yemen ratified the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime on 10 December 2000. In the framework of combating terrorism, the Republic of Yemen has ratified 9 international instruments relating to combating terrorism.
Cooperation between the Republic of Yemen and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is effective and fruitful. This is reflected in technical cooperation projects and programs for the training and rehabilitation of Yemeni cadres to strengthen capacities in countering crime, combating terrorism, strengthening the criminal justice system in the Republic of Yemen, crime and terrorism.