What we do
A Vital Link
We are a vital link between civil society and UN agencies, promoting contacts and collaboration with the relevant international agencies, offices and fora.
An Information Hub
We provide information on NGO activities and draw attention to areas of concern.
Connecting civil society
We build partnerships between governmental and non-governmental organisations and involve a wide sector of civil society in contributing to the development of global drug policies.
The committee is a vital link between NGO's and the key intergovernmental and international agencies involved in drug policy, strategy and control: the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the International Narcotics Control Board and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Established in 1983, the Committee works with these organisations to provide information on NGO activities, draw attention to areas of concern, build partnerships between governmental and non-governmental organisations and to involve a wide sector of civil society in contributing to the development of global drug policies.
The VNGOC is composed of members representing international, national and local NGOs and represents a key mechanism for NGOs to substantively contribute to global drug policy. I urge you to learn more about the VNGOC by exploring this web site and then to contribute to its work through applying for membership by completing the Membership Application Form and returning it to membership[@]vngoc.org
At the September intersessional meeting of the 61st Commission on Drugs (CND) 15 civil society experts shared their work and viewpoints with the commission on various issues. Read their statements and watch their video messages!
Apply for speaking slots at the October and November interessionals to present the work of your organisation to the Commission of Narcotic Drugs Read more about CND thematic intersessionals October & November
In preparations for the ministerial segment of the 62nd session of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs (CND), to be held in 2019, the Commission will host a number of thematic discussions in autumn. Read more about Thematic Intersessionals Fall 2018
On 26 June 2017, the United Nations, governments, non-governmental organizations, the media and citizens around the world will observe the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to raise awareness about the impact of drug abuse and illicit trafficking of drugs. Read more about World Drug Day 2018
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) held a meeting on May 7, 2018 with civil society representatives on the “the use of cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes”. Read more about INCB Civil Society Hearing
On the margins of the 61st CND the Vienna and New York NGO Committees signed the Memorandum of Understanding establishing the new Civil Society Task Force (CSTF) to ensure meaningful civil society participation in the process leading up to and during the ministerial segment 2019.