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The CSTF is currently conducting an evaluation to capture the level of satisfaction of civil society at large on the work done by the Civil Society Task Force (CSTF) in the preparatory process of and during the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) and its impact on it. We are also interested in your opinion about the future and the role the CSTF could eventually play in view of 2019, i.e. the final review of the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem.

The survey is available at and the estimated time to complete it is 10 minutes.

The submission deadline has been extended until midnight on 30 June 2016.



Read more about the work of the CSTF and its work at UNGASS 2016  at

The report on the activities of the CSTF for UNGASS 2016 is available here.


Launch of the world Drug Report 2016

The World Drug Report 2016 was launched on 23 June 2016, on the occasion of the commemoration of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The report was launched simultaneously in Vienna, Geneva and New York. In Vienna, most attention was devoted to the complementary and mutually reinforcing relationship between addressing the world drug problem and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030). A summary of the proceedings is available here.


CND 2016

 Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation on UNGASS 2016 – February 10, 2016, UNHQ New York

  • CSTF Recommendations for “Zero Draft” of the Outcome Document for UNGASS 2016
  • The Civil Society Task Force for UNGASS 20161 respectfully submits these  recommendations and priority areas for inclusion in the UNGASS outcome document. These recommendations are based on a preliminary compilation of the results the Global Civil Society Survey, which was distributed to NGOs all over the world, as well as on prior civil society collaborations including Civil Society Hearings and the Declaration adopted in connection with Beyond 2008. Other issues considered important by civil society for UNGASS and its preparations, concrete outcome expectations of civil society for UNGASS, and thoughts from civil society on how to define success and the long-term impact of UNGASS 2016, follow the recommendations.
    Additional information and recommendations will be finalised after the report on the survey is finalised and the ongoing global regional and thematic consultations are completed and the results consolidated, later in 2015.

The global civil society survey for UNGASS 2016 is available online here. In order to collect the important input from civil society around the world, we encourage you to complete the survey and share it with interested colleagues. More language options will be available soon.

  • CND 2015

For information on the VNGOC programme and meetings during CND 2015, please refer to the link on the left of the page.

The VNGOC Guide to CND 2015 is available here

The agenda for the Civil Society Hearing on 9 March 2015 from 2:45pm-6:00pm in BR-A, M.building is avaialble here.

The draft annotated agenda of the VNGOC Meeting on 12 March, from 3:30pm-6:30pm, M3, M-Building is avaialble here.