The General Assembly discusses drug- and crime-related issues under its agenda item entitled
"Drug control, crime prevention and combating international terrorism in all its forms and manifestations". This item
is considered at the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee of the General Assembly, commonly referred to as
the "Third Committee", in early October each year.
For the consideration by the General Assembly of this agenda item, a number of pre-session documents
are prepared, including the annual Report of the Secretary-General on International cooperation against the world drug
problem and the Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of the mandates of the United Nations crime
prevention and criminal justice programme, with particular reference to the technical cooperation activities of the United
Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.