About the Drugs Monitoring Platform

The Drugs Monitoring Platform is a unique global online tool for collecting, monitoring and sharing a wide range of drug-related data and features an interactive online mapping resource.

The platform is managed by the Paris Pact Initiative, the Afghan Opiate Trade Project of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia (ROCA).

The regularly updated information on the platform is obtained from government sources and global media outlets and is cross-checked with official records. It is organized by Coordination and Analysis Unit staff and Paris Pact Research and Liason Officers, as well as Afghan Opiate Trade Project staff.

The Drugs Monitoring Platform provides real-time information and analysis on the illicit global trade in opiates, including details on cultivation, production and trafficking. This information includes up-to-date drug and precursor seizure news, details of drug and precursor prices and data relatated to poppy cultivation in Afghanistan. The platform also contains details of border crossing points, drug treatment centers and counter-narcotics training centers, with a focus on West and Central Asia. Currently, over 192,000 drug seizure cases are registered on the Platform, all with geographic coordinates to pinpoint their location. 

The collation and presentation of the information on the Platform helps to improve understading of the illicit drug trade and to strengthen international cooperation in the fight against it. By providing a centralized communications base, the Platform has the capacity to support numerous international and regional organizations and official entities, law enforcement agencies and policymakers.