Civil society participation in INCB thematic hearing regarding analysing the trend to legalise the non-medical use of drugs with an emphasis on cannabisin the margins of the 134th INCB session 23 May to 3 June (exact date and time to be confirmed)
Deadline for application: 04 May 2022, 23:45 CEST

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) will host a civil society hearing for the INCB board members in the margins of the 134th session. The hearing will be on the topic of “analysis of the trend to legalise the non-medical use of drugs with an emphasis on cannabis” and will take place online or in a hybrid format in the period between 23 May and 3 June. The exact date and time will be communicated as soon as possible.

6 to 8 NGOs will have the possibility to present their work and positioning on this issue during the two hour meeting. In order to ensure an inclusive, comprehensive and meaningful civil society participation, the VNGOC will once again coordinate and select contributions from around the world. The VNGOC will follow our established guidelines to do this. Indigenous applications are welcome.

Each speaker will have 5-7 minutes to present their work on the topic of “analysis of the trend to legalise the non-medical use of drugs with an emphasis on cannabis”. Selected speakers will be asked to send in their statements before the hearing. All abstracts have to be submitted in English.

In order to apply for a speaking slot, please fill out and submit this form ( by 4th May 2022 11.45 pm CEST, Vienna local time. Selected candidates will be notified as soon as possible.

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