The full list of eligible candidates for the VNGOC Board Election as well as details on the voting procedures are now available.

Due to COVID-19 the VNGOC Board has decided that all of the meetings during the 64th CND, including the Annual General Assembly and the Informal Dialogues, will be online events this year.

The VNGOC Annual General Assembly will be held in two parts. The first part is scheduled for Thursday, 8th April 2021 at 3pm CEST via Zoom, the second part will be held on Thursday, 12th April 2021 at 4.30pm CEST.

A separate vote for each of the Board positions will be conducted online between April 12th 2021 and April 15th 2021 in the following order: Chairperson, Deputy Treasurer, and Deputy Secretary. A simple majority of those voting will be required to elect the Board.

Only VNGOC member organizations in good standing (i.e., paid the 2020 and 2021 membership or, if exempt, submitted the annual commitment forms) may cast one vote for each of the Board positions. Members in good standing must select one representative to vote for their organisation by emailing the name and email address of the voting representative to before Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 11.59 pm Vienna. The representative will receive a voting key from the platform for each of the three positions.


Jamie BridgeInternational Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)UK
John RedmanCommunity Alliances for Drug Free YouthUSA

Deputy Treasurer:

Alexandre Kieslich da SilvaConectados pela vidaBrazil
Arumugam SankarEmpowerIndia
Augusto Paulo Valente NogueiraIFNGO – International Federation of Non Government Organization for the Prevention of Drug and Substance AbuseMacau
George Ochieng OdaloSlum Child FoundationKenya
Heloísa Broggiato MatterInternational Association for Hospice and Paliative Care – IAHPCBrazil

Deputy Secretary:

Asia AshrafWomen’s Organisations Committee on Alcohol and Drug Issues (WOCAD)Pakistan
Dr Kawal deep KourSouth Asian Drugs and Addictions Research Council (SA-DARC)India
Penny HillHarm Reduction AustraliaAustralia

You can download the complete list of candidates incl. all voting instructions as a pdf.

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