65th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

CND 2022

The 65th CND will take place 14-18 March 2022




VNGOC EVENTS (coming soon)

Guide to the 65th CND

A guide for NGO participants to the 65th CND taking place 14-18 March 2022.

Learn hot to effectively engage at the CND.

To support NGO and CSO participation in and engagement with the Commission, the VNGOC has prepared a detailed  Guide with information about the Commission and how it operates; information about NGO participation in the Commission and suggestions on how they can engage most effectively with its work (even if they cannot be present in Vienna); practical information; useful links and contacts.

This years guide also highlights changes and new procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update the guide regularly to include the latest information.

Applying for side-events at the 65th CND

The registration for side events will proceed as per established practice. Closer to the session, the feasibility of in-person and hybrid side events will be evaluated.

APPLICATION PERIOD: 10 January to 21 January 2022

Make sure to follow the guidelines for side events in 2022 provided by the CND Secretariat!

Applications for side events need to be made within the application period by submitting the application form to the Secretariat to the Governing Bodies (unodc-sgb@un.org).

Side events can be organised by: 

  • Member States through their Permanent Mission to the UN
  • UNODC branches, sections or units through the director of the respective division
  • UNODC field offices
  • NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC

Only one event per organizer will be accepted. However, you can co-sponsor multiple events. The co-sponsor form needs to be send to SGB before 15 February 2022.

Events will be accommodated in order of receipt of the application (“first come, first served”). Events submitted by Member States will be accommodated, before all other submissions.