61st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs
12 – 16 March 2018, Vienna
Guide to 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. Download the VNGOC Guide to CND 2018.
VNGOC Side Event
On the margins of the 61st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs we organized a side event on “The role of Civil Society in the implementation of the UNGASS 2016 outcome” co-sponsered by the UNODC Civil Society Team.
The event provided valuable input on actions and strategies to facilitate meaningful participation of civil society in the lead up to the high-level CND ministerial segment in 2019. The newly updated and improved NGO Marketplace was presented as an important tool to facilitate NGO reporting on the UNGASS 2016 implementation, and increase the capacity of civil society to showcase their work and opinions.
When: Wednesday, 14 March 2.20 pm
Where: Conference Room M6
See our flyer for more information on who spoke.
Our side event was webcast and recorded to enable access for those not in Vienna.
These are the main events with VNGOC involvement, and we hope those of you in Vienna will join us for these meetings. We will of course keep you updated if there are any changes.
|Monday, 12 March 2018||09:15 a.m. – 09:45||NGO Coordination Briefing||NGO-Lounge, M-Building|
|Monday, 12 March 2018||09:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Possibility to pay VNGOC membership fees||NGO-Lounge, M-Building|
|Monday, 12 March 2018||07:00 p.m.||Vin d’Honneur||M-Building|
|Tuesday, 13 March 2018||11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||NGO Briefing on the Annual Report Questionnaire (ARQ)||C1, C-Building|
|Tuesday, 13 March 2018||01:00 p.m. – 02:00 p.m.||Possibility to pay VNGOC membership fees||NGO-Lounge, M-Building|
|Wednesday, 14 March 2018||10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||Informal Dialogue with the UNODC Executive Director||M3, M-Building|
|Wednesday, 14 March 2018||12:45 p.m. – 13.30 p.m.||Possibility to pay VNGOC membership fees||NGO-Lounge, M-Building|
|Wednesday, 14 March 2018||02:20 p.m. – 03:10 p.m.||VNGOC Side Event: The Role of Civil Society in the implementation of the UNGASS 2016 outcome||M6, M-Building|
|Thursday, 15 March 2018||9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Informal Dialogue with the CND Chair||M4, M-Building|
|Thursday, 15 March 2018||2:30 p.m. – 03:30 p.m.||Possibility to pay VNGOC membership fees||NGO-Lounge, M-Building|
|Thursday, 15 March 2018||5:00 p.m.||VNGOC Annual General Assembly||C1, C-Building|
|Friday, 16 March 2019||11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Informal Dialogue with the INCB President||M3, M-Building|
A full list of side events for the whole session is available online here. VNGOC is co-sponsoring a few,
make sure to catch as many of them as possible.