CSTF Recommendations for UNGASS Zero Draft

Recommendations for Zero-Draft of UNGASS Outcome The Civil Society Task Force for UNGASS 20161 respectfully submits these recommendations and priority areas for inclusion in the UNGASS outcome document. These recommendations are based on a preliminary compilation of the results the Global Civil Society Survey, which was distributed to NGOs all over the world, as well[…]

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Civil Society Task Force

Building on the success of the Beyond 2008 initiative and after reviewing best practices of civil society involvement in other recent high-level United Nations General Assembly meetings, the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) and the New York NGO Committee on Drugs (NYNGOC) collaborated on setting up the Civil Society Task Force (CSTF). After a[…]

Civil Society Survey

Thank you all for your valuable input. The results of the survey can be found here. The UNGASS 2016 Global Civil Society Survey was designed to provide an initial assessment on the civil society work in the field of drugs, as well as to measure the awareness and level of knowledge and interest in participating actively at[…]

UNGASS 2016

UNGASS The United Nations General Assembly held a Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs on April 19th -21st, 2016 (UNGASS 2016).  This was the most significant opportunity to hold a global and in-depth discussion on drugs in almost 20 years. The beneficial role civil society played in the preparation for this meeting has been widely acknowledged by the United Nations.[…]