Anja Busse is a Programme Officer at the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), where she coordinates UNODC’s global projects on treatment and care of drug use disorders, including the UNODC-WHO Programme on Drug Dependence Treatment and Care. This includes technical assistance to UN Member States in their efforts to improve accessibility and quality of services for people with drug use disorders in line with relevant international agreements. In the framework of the global projects, key documents such as the UNODC/WHO International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders (2020) and related quality assurance tools, the UNODC/WHO handbook “Treatment and Care for People with drug use disorders in contact with the criminal justice system: Alternatives to conviction or punishment” (2019) or the UNODC Treatnet training materials on evidence-based drug use disorder treatment were developed.
Anja is a Psychology graduate (University of Berlin, Germany), holds a Master of Public Health (Medical School Hanover, Germany) and has been trained in Systemic Psychotherapy. She works with UNODC since 2005.