In Memoriam

Dr Eva Tongue Dr Eva Tongue passed away on 7 December, 2012, after a long illness. Born in Budapest she was a scientist and researcher with an interest in the alcohol dependency field.  She met Archer, her future husband and Director of the International Council on Alcohol and Addictions, at an international conference.  They married[…]


“Think AIDS” Campaign

Think AIDS   Among the estimated 16 million people injecting drugs worldwide, one in five are likely to be HIV positive. Sharing contaminated needles and syringes is one of the quickest and easiest ways of getting and transmitting HIV. To mark World AIDS Day on 1 December, UNODC is launching a website,, to help[…]

Pilot Project Reports

In collaboration with UNODC the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs undertook a pilot advocacy project designed to take forward the Beyond 2008 Declaration and Resolutions at the national level.  Three organisations were selected to pilot projects in different developing countries and they presented their results at the 54th session of CND at a side event[…]


The contacts are drawn from the list of UNODC offices and the UNODC NGO data base.  The data base includes members of the VNGOC, NGOs who participated in Beyond 2008 and NGOs who have submitted their data.  Inclusion of an organisation does not imply any view by the VNGOC or UNODC about the organisation and, specifically,[…]

Key Definitions

illicit drug use is use contrary to the UN Conventions; harmful drug use is drug use which causes harm to individuals, families, communities or the environment; illicit/harmful drug use is drug use where action is necessary, including but not limited to prevention or intervention in the fields of criminal justice, education, health care, social support,[…]


To assist advocacy for the Beyond 2008 Declaration and Resolutions, there are a number of resources available.  Clicking on the name of the resource below will open up a new page with the relevant document, which can then be saved to your computer or printed out. Some documents are in PDF format and cannot be[…]


What is Advocacy Advocacy may be defined as activities and actions with the intention of influencing decision-makers and with the aim of developing, establishing or changing policies and practices and of establishing and sustaining programmes and servcies.  For the purposes of the VNGOC, advocacy may be defined as: the combined efforts of non-governmental organisations, working[…]

News Archive

Centennial Force Dhaka Ahsania Mission People Against Drug Abuse and Ignorance Centennial Force Foundation, Inc-Luzon (Philippines) December 2007: In the Philippines, street children as young as 6 years old sniff inhalants (rubber cement or contact cement) to subdue their hunger. The CFFI and other NGOs, in cooperation with the police and the Department of Social Welfare[…]

VNGOC Meetings

2017 |2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007  You will need the free Adobe Reader plugin for your web browser to view the files below. If you don’t already have it, you can get it here. 2018 Meeting minutes March 15          Draft Agenda Other Documents Back to Top  2017 Meeting minutes March 16            Agenda     […]


How to become a Member If you want to become a member organisation of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs and you fulfil all mandatory criteria (see below) please complete and submit the application form. We are looking forward to welcoming you as a new member! Why should I join? Benefits for Members Maintain and build[…]