Affiliated Societies and Organizations

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

  • NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction
  • Collaborating with ISAM on annual meeting organizations and funding

World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse

  • WHO is the only agency dealing with all psychoactive substances, regardless of their legal status. WHO’s mandate in the area of psychoactive substance use includes prevention and reduction of the negative health and social consequences of psychoactive substance use, reduction of the demand for non-medical use of psychoactive substances, assessment of psychoactive substances so as to advise the United Nations with regard to their regulatory control.
  • WHO is Collaborating with ISAM on contribution to the ISAM/WHO travel awards, reviewing documents on “Guidelines of Opioid Dependence Pharmacotherapy” and on identification of areas & topics for joint statements & their dissemination

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), NGO consultative status

  • The 2900 NGOs worldwide in consultative status with ECOSOC may have representation at offices of the United Nations, at specific sessions, at the Conference of NGOs and other events that actively promote the participation of civil society organizations in the work of the United Nations and its agencies

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

  • UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. UNODC relies on voluntary contributions, mainly from Governments, for 90 per cent of its budget.
  • UNODC is mandated to assist the Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime, and terrorism. In the Millennium Declaration, Member States also resolved to intensify efforts to fight transnational crime in all its dimensions, to redouble the efforts to implement the commitment to counter the world drug problem and to take concerted action against international terrorism.

The three pillars of the UNODC work programme are:

  • Field-based technical cooperation projects to enhance the capacity of Member States to counteract illicit drugs, crime, and terrorism
  • Research and analytical work to increase knowledge and understanding of drugs and crime issues and expand the evidence base for policy and operational decisions
  • Normative work to assist States in the ratification and implementation of the relevant international treaties, the development of domestic legislation on drugs, crime and terrorism, and the provision of secretariat and substantive services to the treaty-based and governing bodies

In pursuing its objectives, UNODC makes every effort to integrate and mainstream the gender perspective, particularly in its projects for the provision of alternative livelihoods, as well as those against human trafficking.