Thematic Intersessional October 2019

At its 62nd session in March 2019 the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) adopted by consensus the Ministerial Declaration entitled “Strengthening Our Actions at the National, Regional and International Levels to Accelerate the Implementation of our Joint Commitments to Address and Counter the World Drug Problem”. […]

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Amplifying the Voices of NGOs: Introducing the Civil Society Umbrella Groups in Vienna

On September 23rd 2019 the VNGOC together with the UNCAC Coalition and the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice  held a welcome briefing open to all government missions, UN colleagues, civil society partners and other stakeholders – but was especially aimed at those who have recently arrived in Vienna over the summer. […]

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CSTF Consultation Findings

(Text by Sheila Vakharia) The CSTF, in consultation with Sheila Vakharia, Ph.D, developed a web-based Consultation survey in preparation for the 2019 Ministerial Segment on drugs in order to meaningfully solicit the input of NGOs from around the world. NGOs were invited to comment upon progress since the passing of the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Read more about CSTF Consultation Findings[…]

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CSTF Key Achievements

2018 January The Vienna and New York NGO Committees signed an MoU creating the CSTF March CSTF is specifically named in CND Resolution 61/10, cementing our role in the 2019 preparations May CSTF officially launched, following open calls to fill the vacant positions from 2016 June CSTF speakers made coordinated statements at the UNODC World Drug Report launches in Read more about CSTF Key Achievements[…]

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Introducing the UN System’s new Common Position on Drugs

In November 2018, the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) adopted the first ever “United Nations system Common Position supporting the implementation of the international drug control policy through effective inter-agency collaboration”. The CEB is the main instrument for coordination between 31 UN agencies – including the UNODC.  […]

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World Drug Day 2019

On 26 June 2019, the United Nations, governments, non-governmental organizations, the media and citizens around the world will observe the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to raise awareness about the impact of drug abuse and illicit trafficking of drugs. […]

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