66th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

CND 2023

The 66th CND will take place 13-17 March 2023

Guide to the 66th CND

A guide for NGO participants to the 66th CND taking place 13-17 March 2023.

Learn how 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.

We will update the guide regularly to include the latest information.

Informal Dialogues

We will be organising four Informal Dialogue sessions for Civil society this year, one with the UNODC Executive Director, one with the Chair of the 66th CND, one with the President of INCB and one with representatives of WHO.

In preparation for the meetings and to ensure the best possible results for all participants, we ask you to send us specific questions you like to have addressed in the dialogues.

Organisations can submit one question per dialoguePlease note that due to the limited time available we might not be able to address all questions received during the dialogues.  Questions need to be submitted in English.

A summary of proceedings will be made available for all after the meetings.

Please submit your questions before Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 23:45 CET through the  online form. 

VNGOC Events during the 66th CND

Applying for side-events at the 66th CND

The 2023 CND side events can be held in person, in a hybrid format or online.

APPLICATION PERIOD: 9 January to 20 January 2023

Make sure to follow the guidelines for side events in 2023 provided by the CND Secretariat!

Applications for side events need to be made within the application period by submitting the online application form.

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. Co-sponsors need to be confirmed 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.