As of March 2023 the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs represents 366 organisations from 100 countries.
A list of our members can be found here
Our members work on all issues concerning drug related matters, including prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, harm reduction and access to controlled medicines.
JOIN THE VNGOC!
Benefits of joining the VNGOC
If you want to become a member organisation of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs and you fulfil all mandatory criteria (see below) please complete and submit the application form.
We are looking forward to welcoming you as a new member!
Share best practices with NGOs pursuing different approaches to the drug problem
VNGOC has a broad membership that includes organisations working on a lot of different aspects of the world drug situation. With the NGO Marketplace VNGOC also offers an interactive online tool to connect to other NGOs working on drug related matters.
Participate in joint UNODC projects
VNGOC enjoys a close relationship with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and we try to connect NGOs with the relevant substantive offices wherever possible.
Be part of a critical mass
Being an umbrella organisations allows our members voices to be louder together. Making joint-statements and holding high-level events are just a few of the tools we use to make sure civil society is engaged in all levels of drug policy.
MAINTAIN AND BUILD ON NGOS ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE
VNGOC has a rich history in facilitating important events and relationships between NGO’s and the UN system. From the “Beyond 2008” Declaration to facilitating meaningful participation in annual CND meetings.
Becoming a member
VNGOC welcomes a wide range of organisations, please check the list to make sure you fit into one or more categories.
NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), in accordance with the rules established by ECOSOC in Resolution 1996/31 and having a permanent representative accredited to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV);
NGOs operating at the international level, being not-for-profit organisations, and not having consultative status with ECOSOC, but having specialised knowledge and expertise in the field of substances controlled under the three international drug control treaties, and having a registered profile with the UN DESA NGO Branch.
NGOs operating at the national or sub-national level, being not-forprofit organisations, and not having consultative status with ECOSOC but having specialised knowledge and expertise in the field of substances controlled under the three international drug control treaties, and having a registered profile with the UN DESA NGO Branch.
Admission to the Committee will be based upon an application form submitted to and assessed by the Board and, upon approval, payment of the membership fee for at least one year.
Along with submitting the application form, prospective members are required to maintain a profile with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs NGO Database.
If your organisation does not hold consultative status with ECOSOC, make sure you register your organisational profile with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs before you apply.