Finding Common Ground: A civil society conversation about prevention

In the VNGOC consultation in 2019, several respondents called for more efforts to facilitate conversations and bridge-building between the broad range of NGOs that comprise the VNGOC membership. It is therefore our pleasure to invite all civil society representatives at the CND to attend the first “Finding Common Ground” event. If such informal discussions prove to be of value for the VNGOC membership, it is hoped that they can become a mainstay of the CND calendar, potentially tackling a different related topic each year.

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CND 2020

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 work (even if they cannot be present in Vienna); Read more about CND 2020[…]

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Amplifying the Voices of NGOs: Introducing the Civil Society Umbrella Groups in Vienna

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. […]

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CSTF Consultation Findings

(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 Read more about CSTF Consultation Findings[…]

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