CND2019

The reconvened 62nd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs will be held at the Vienna International Centre (Boardroom C, 4th floor, C-Building) on Thursday, 12 December and Friday, 13 December starting at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
At its 62nd session in March 2019 the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) adopted by consensus the Ministerial Declaration entitled “Strengthening Our Actions at the National, Regional and International Levels to Accelerate the Implementation of our Joint Commitments to Address and Counter the World Drug Problem”.
On September 23rd 2019 the VNGOC together with the UNCAC Coalition and the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice  held a welcome briefing open to all government missions, UN colleagues, civil society partners and other stakeholders – but was especially aimed at those who have recently arrived in Vienna over the summer.
(Text by Sheila Vakharia) The CSTF, in consultation with Sheila Vakharia, Ph.D, developed a web-based Consultation survey in preparation for the 2019 Ministerial Segment on drugs in order to meaningfully solicit the input of NGOs from around the world. NGOs were invited to comment upon progress since the passing of the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of […]
2018 January The Vienna and New York NGO Committees signed an MoU creating the CSTF March CSTF is specifically named in CND Resolution 61/10, cementing our role in the 2019 preparations May CSTF officially launched, following open calls to fill the vacant positions from 2016 June CSTF speakers made coordinated statements at the UNODC World Drug Report launches in […]
In November 2018, the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) adopted the first ever “United Nations system Common Position supporting the implementation of the international drug control policy through effective inter-agency collaboration”. The CEB is the main instrument for coordination between 31 UN agencies – including the UNODC. 
The fourth CND intersessional meeting took place on June 24th 2019 in Vienna.
We kicked off the the Ministerial Segment of the 62nd CND with a morning briefing for NGOs. The slides containing all information are available here: NGO Briefing Slides
The CSTF has published the full report of the Global Civil Society Consultation conducted in 2018. The report is available on the CSTF website. 
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