We are looking for civil society experts wishing to speak at this years INCB Civil Society Hearing

Topic: “scenarios and possible responses to the rapid expansion of synthetic drug manufacture, trafficking, marketing and consumption”
Deadline for applications: 3 May 2024, 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 140th session. The hearing will be on the topic of  “scenarios and possible responses to the rapid expansion of synthetic drug manufacture, trafficking, marketing and consumption” and will take place online in the period between 20-31 May 2024. The exact date and time will be communicated as soon as possible.

Up 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.

Each speaker will have 5-7 minutes to present their work on the topic of “scenarios and possible responses to the rapid expansion of synthetic drug manufacture, trafficking, marketing and consumption”. Selected speakers will be asked to send in their statements or videos including transcripts before the hearing. All abstracts have to be submitted in English.

In order to apply for a speaking slot, please fill out the online form before 3 May 2024, 11.45pm CEST (Vienna time). Please make sure that your abstract is relevant to the topic of the event,  and clearly describes what you will be presenting about. Selected candidates will be notified as soon as possible. 

Please share this with your respective partners and networks to ensure a wide as possible opportunity to engage. 

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