The field-based network of the Paris Pact Research and Liaison Officers is made up of national staff based in UNODC offices in Paris Pact “priority countries” in West and Central Asia as well as South Eastern Europe. Funding permitting, an expansion of the network along key trajectories of the southern route is envisaged to increase the coverage of
UNODC’s research capacity.
All Paris Pact data collection and research related activities are carried out under the oversight of the Research and Trend Analysis Branch, Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA). The close cooperation between Research and Liaison Officers and the Drug Research Section in the Research and Trend Analysis Branch guarantees consistency in the data collection process which ultimately contributes to the UNODC World Drug Report.