In preparations for the ministerial segment of the 62nd session of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs  (CND), to be held in 2019, the Commission will host a number of thematic discussions in autumn.

For each thematic segment 4-5 NGOs will have the possibility to present their work and positioning. In order to ensure an inclusive, comprehensive and meaningful civil society participation NGOs will work through the Civil Society Task Force (CSTF) to coordinate contributions.

Each speaker will have 5 minutes to present his or her work on the thematic focus of the day (see official work plan for details):

The speaker selection followed the CSTF guidelines.
Interpretation in official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) will be available at the meetings but all abstracts have to be submitted in English.

The meetings will be webcast on the CND website.