VNGOC Side Event

Civil Society and International Drug Policy  in the Context of Agenda 2030 Our side event took place on Friday 17th March, 14:20 – 15:10 at conference room M3 (Vienna International Centre) and was a huge success. The event was streamed live to enable access for those not in Vienna and in case you missed it, we recorded it.[…]


CND 2017

60th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs Guide to CND To support NGO and CSO participation in and engagement with the Commission, the VNGOC has prepared a detailed Guide with information about the Commission and how it operates; information about NGO participation in the Commission and suggestions on how they can engage most effectively with its[…]

VNGOC at the 52nd CND

VNGOC contributions to the 52nd session of the CND The VNGOC played a central role in coordinating NGO input to the High Level segment of the 52nd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND).  It also facilitated NGO engagement at the regular session of the Commission.

Papers from the Access to Opioid Medicines side event

National Action for Access to Opioid Medicines – Success Stories During the 53rd session a side event sponsored by VNGOC, together with WHO, the Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland, the International Union Against Cancer (IUCC), the Open Society Institute (OSI), the Drug Control and Access to Medicines Consortium (DCAM) and Human Rights Watch was[…]

VNGOC Contributions to the 53rd CND

During the 53rd session the VNGOC prepared a Conference Room Paper for the Thematic Debate, made two statements to the Commission, organised informal dialogues with the President of INCB and the Executive Director of UNODC and co-sponsored two events as well as hosting a daily NGO briefing.  For the Thematic Debate we also collected photographs[…]

Agenda and Documents for the 53rd Session of the CND

Agenda and Working Papers for the 53rd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs The Agenda for the Commission on Narcotic Drugs is agreed by the Commission and proposed to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.  ECOSOC may add items or suggest a different structure.  The Commission alone decides on the[…]

CND 2010

An Introduction to the 2009 CND for NGOs The 53rd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs The 53rd session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will be held in Vienna from 8 – 12 March, 2010. Background The Commission was established by the Economic and Social Council in its resolution 9 (I) of[…]

Side Events at CND 2011

During the meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs many events are organised to provide information and influence policy and practice.  A programme of known events has been produced by UNODC and you can download that programme here. A more detailed programme for some of the events is also available: Building on Beyond 2008 Recommendations:[…]