The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) held a hybrid event commemorating the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and launching the 2021 World Drug Report on 25th June 2021.

This special event was held online via Microsoft Teams, with some 50 member state representatives joining in person at the Vienna International Centre. Under the theme #ShareFactsonDrugs #SaveLives, the CND commemorated the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and launched the 2021 World Drug Report.

We have to do better. We have to create environments where people can be informed, supported and protected. As always, civil society is able and willing to work with all of you, in both sharing facts and saving lives. As the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs, we look forward to being part of the solution.

Jamie Bridge, Chair of the VNGOC on June 25th 2021

The VNGOC were represented on the panel during the discussion on the main findings of the World Drug Report 2021, and selected three other NGO participants through the usual open call and process who made interventions “from the floor” following the panel discussion.

Civil Society Participants:

Odette Spruijt, Australasian Palliative Link International
Jamie Bridge, Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs
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