July 18, 2017

Thematic Interesessionals Fall 2017

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will again host a number of thematic discussions on the implementation of specific chapters of the outcome document (English, Français, Español, العربية,中文, русский) of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem.

For each chapter there will be one ore more panels followed by interactive discussion. The official work plan can be found here.

  • Tuesday 26 September 2017
    Chapter IOperational recommendations on demand reduction and related measures, including prevention and treatment, as well as other health-related issues
  • Wednesday 27 September 2017
    Chapter IIOperational recommendations on ensuring the availability of and access to controlled substances exclusively for medical and scientific purposes, while preventing their diversion
  • Thursday 28 September 2017
    Chapter IV Operational recommendations on cross-cutting issues: drugs and human rights, youth, children, women and communities


  • Monday 16 October 2017
    Chapter IIIOperational recommendations on supply reduction and related measures; effective law enforcement; responses to drug-related crime; and countering money-laundering and promoting judicial cooperation
  • Tuesday 17 October 2017
    Chapter VOperational recommendations on cross-cutting issues in addressing and countering the world drug problem: evolving reality, trends and existing circumstances, emerging and persistent challenges and threats, including new psychoactive substances, in conformity with the three international drug control conventions and other relevant international instruments
  • Wednesday 18 October 2017
    Chapter VIIOperational recommendations on alternative development; regional, interregional and international cooperation on development- oriented balanced drug control policy; addressing socioeconomic issues


  • Thursday 16 November 2017
    Chapter VIOperational recommendations on  strengthening international cooperation based on the principle of common and shared responsibility
  • Friday 17 November 2017
    Way Forward – Preparations for the sixty- second session of the CND in 2019

The call for applications for civil society participation for all sessions is available here.
The deadline for application is 6 August 2017, 12pm CEST.