APPLICATION PERIOD: 7 January to 24 January 2019

If you want to organise a side event please follow the guidelines set by the Secretariat to the Governing Bodies.

Side events during the 2019 regular session (18-22 March 2019 ) of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) may be organized by Member States, UN entities, international organizations and NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC. Please note that during the two-day ministerial segment  (14 and 15 March 2019) only high-level events organized by Member States will be scheduled.

Only one event per organizer will be accepted. The time slots for side events are between 9 and 10 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m., and 2 and 3 p.m. for 50 minutes each. NGOs may organize side events during the regular session of the CND (18-22 March 2019) only.

Applications for side events should be made by submitting the application form (word document for download) to the Secretariat to the Governing Bodies ( within the application period.

A new general guide for NGOs on contributing to and participating in the work of the CND prepared by the Secretariat is also available:




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