The VNGOC together with NYNGOC and the UNODC Civil Society Unit is organizing an online side event in the margins of the 2023 ECOSOC Partnership Forum on 31 January 2023 at 8.30AM New York time (EST). The event is titled: The central role of civil society in drug policies, COVID-19 and achieving the 2030 Agenda

Deadline for applications is 17 January 2023

We are looking for 3-4 civil society speakers from different regions wishing to present at the event, focusing on concrete examples of actions towards the 2030 targets and effective, evidence based drug policies.

The side event will highlight the important role of civil society in delivering drug related services and ensuring the implementation of international joint drug policy commitments, even in difficult circumstances. Looking at best practice examples from across the world, this event will draw attention to the need for strong partnerships between civil society, member states and international organizations.

Please fill out the online form before Tuesday, 17th January, 11.55 p.m. Vienna Time (CET) to apply to speak. Make sure that your abstract is relevant to the topic, and focuses on concrete examples of actions towards the 2030 targets and effective, evidence based drug policies.

More information on the 2023 ECOSOC Partnership Forum is available here: https://sdgs.un.org/events/ecosoc-partnership-forum-2023

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