August 7, 2016

Side Events at the 55th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

 

Monday, 12 March

Tuesday, 13 March

Wednesday, 14 March

Thursday, 15 March

Friday, 16 March


Monday, 12 March

9 – 9.45 am

NGO Briefing and Coordination Meeting
Organized by VNGOC (check monitors for room)

1 – 2 pm

Drug demand reduction and HIV/AIDS – Pakistan trends and responses
Organized by the Permanent Mission of Pakistan (Room M7)

Drugged driving
Organized by the Permanent Mission of the United States of America (Room M3)

The Global Commission on Drug Policy – Recommendations on the global drug control framework
Organized by IDPC (Mozart Room, VIC Restaurant – limited space available) (programme)

2 – 3 pm

The Rights of the Child to be Protected from Illicit Drugs
Organized by IOGT International (Room M7)

Bolivia and the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961
Organized by the Permanent Mission of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (Room M3)

5 – 6 pm

Informal NGO Dialogue with the Chairperson of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs
Organized by the VNGOC (Room M3) (download the questions to the Chair)

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Tuesday, 13 March

9 am – 12.30 pm

Informal Civil Society Hearing
Organized by VNGOC and co-sponsored by Germany, Greece, Finland, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (Room M3)  (Download draft programme)

1 – 2.30 pm

100 years anniversary of the signing of the Hague Opium Convention
Organized by UNODC and INCB  (Boardroom B)

1 – 2 pm

Reducing Negative Health and Social consequences among Injecting Drug Users in Central Asia – How to create an enabling Environment for prevention and treatment of drug dependence
Organized by the Central Asia Drug Action Programme of the European Union, the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and the German Federal Ministry of Health  (Room M2)

Mobilizing for the prevention of drug use: the development of International Prevention Standards and the Youth Initiative
Organized by the Permanent Mission of Norway and UNODC/Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section (Room M3)

2 – 3 pm

Engaging Youth & Enrolling Community on a prevention initiative
Organized by Associação Dianova Portugal and Dianova International (Room M2, 2 – 2.30)
Drug use and Families – stories of impact
Organized by San Patrignano   (Room M2, 2.30 – 3)

Peruvian experience in tackling the world drug problem
Organized by the Permanent Mission of Peru  (Room M3)

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Wednesday, 14 March

9 – 10 am

NGO Briefing and Coordination Meeting
Organized by VNGOC (check monitors for room)

Launch of the IDPC Drug Policy Guide
Organized by the International Drug Policy Consortium (Room M7) (programme)

10.15 – 11.15 am

Informal dialogue with the Executive Director of UNODC
Organized by the VNGOC (Room M3) (download the questions to the Executive Director)

1 – 3 pm

Emerging topics in the field of drug use disorder management as well as responses based on scientific evidence from around the world
Organized by UNODC/Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, World Health Organization and the Vienna NGO Committee (Room M3)

Evidenced-Based Community Drug Prevention: Results from the Field
Organized by the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (VIC Restaurant, invitation only)

1 – 2.30 pm

Regional Cooperation in Law Enforcement and Border Management for Afghanistan and bordering countries
Organized by UNODC/IPB (Room Board Room B)

2 – 3 pm

Canadian Approach to Combating Marihuana Grow Operations
Organized by the Permanent Mission of Canada (Room MOE100)

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Thursday, 15 March

9 – 10 am

NGO Briefing and Coordination Meeting
Organized by VNGOC (check monitors for room)

The latest trends, threats and challenges in precursor control
Organized by Secretariat of INCB  (Room MOE100)

1 – 2 pm

Project DAWN: Specific interventions targeted to better meet the specific needs of drug addicted women
Organized by UNICRI  (Room M2)

1 – 2.30 pm

Alternative Livelihoods: Experiences and Challenges of reducing illegal drug cultivation
Organized by UNODC/IPB  (Room M3)

1.15 – 2.45 pm

The Latin American agenda for drug policy reform
Organized by WOLA/IDPC/TNI  (Mozart Room, VIC Restaurant – limited space available) (programme)

1.30 – 2.30 pm

Informal NGO Dialogue with the President of INCB
Organized by VNGOC (Room and time to be confirmed) (download the questions to the President)

COPOLAD: EU-LAC cooperation. Achievements about drug information systems and alternative development
Organized by the Permanent Mission of Spain (Room M2)

3 – 5 pm

Meeting of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs
Organised by VNGOC, open to all as observers (Room M7)

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Friday, 16 March

9 – 10 am

NGO Briefing and Coordination Meeting
Organized by VNGOC (check monitors for room)

Strengthening of demand reduction policies as the basis of national strategies against drugs.
Organized by the Permanent Mission of Mexico (Room M7)

1 – 2 pm

Launch of the INCB Guide on Estimating Requirements for Internationally Controlled Substances
Organized by Secretariat of INCB (Room M2)

Urgent actions needed to reduce drugs related public health problems: The Red Cross Crescent approach. 
Organized by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and UNODC/Drug Prevention and Health Branch  (Room M7)

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