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.
Many of our members designed their own campaigns and will hold events all over the world. Take a look At what is being done:
VNGOC Vice-Chair Dr. Katherine Pettus, PhD reports on the 60th Session of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs. Read her article here.
The recording our our side event on Civil Society and International Drug Policy in the Context of Agenda 2030 is now online. Watch it here.
The VNGOC activities for 2016 have been reviewed and the board published its annual report. Check it out here.
Esbjörn Hörnberg, chairperson of VNGOC made a statement at the opening of the 6oth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Read the full statement here.
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
What we do
A vital link between NGOs
We are a vital link between NGO’s and the key intergovernmental and international agencies involved in drug policy, strategy and control.
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.