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21 November 2023


United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime at the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference COP28

VIENNA/DUBAI, 21 November (UN Information Service) – From 30 November to 12 December 2023, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will take part in the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) in Dubai, hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

COP28 will be a milestone moment when the world will take stock of its progress on the Paris Agreement. The first Global Stocktake (GST) will provide a comprehensive assessment of progress since adopting the Paris Agreement and will help align efforts on climate action, including putting measures in place to bridge gaps in progress.

UNODC is leading the narrative on crimes that affect the environment, which contribute to the triple planetary crisis of biodiversity loss, pollution, and climate change.

UNODC’s engagement at COP28 will focus on three areas:

•     Climate mitigation

•     Nature, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation

•     Pollution and promoting a circular economy

A full list of UNODC’s twelve side events is available online.

UNODC will also exhibit its work and stand ready for questions at exhibition booth 24 from 8 to 9 December 2023.


Detailed Information is available online:

UNODC Press kit:

UNODC at COP28 webpage:

UNODC social media package:

UNFCCC COP28 webpage:

COP28 presidency website:


For interview requests please contact:

Sohaila Hussein
Email: sohaila.hussein[at]
+971 50 852 9208

 For additional information please contact:

Helene Spitzer
Email: unodc-press[at]

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