The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will again host a number of thematic discussions on the implementation of specific chapters of the outcome document (English, Français, Español, العربية,中文, русский) of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem.

For each chapter there will be one ore more panels followed by interactive discussion. The official work plan can be found here. VNGOC and NYNGOC were asked to select civil society representatives to speak on the panels and make interventions form the floor.

  • Wednesday 27 September 2017
    Chapter IIOperational recommendations on ensuring the availability of and access to controlled substances exclusively for medical and scientific purposes, while preventing their diversion

    • Civil Society Speakers
      • Panelist: Prof. David Oliver (European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), Belgium)
      • Busi Nkosi (International Children’s Palliative Care Network (CPCN) – Video intervention
      • Dr. Samy Alsirafy (Cairo University, Palliative Medicine Unit) – Video intervention
      • Dr. Sunita Panta (Nepal Military Hospital Katmandu) – Video intervention
  • Thursday 28 September 2017
    Chapter IV Operational recommendations on cross-cutting issues: drugs and human rights, youth, children, women and communities

    • Civil Society Speakers
      • Panelist: Rashmila Shakya (Nepal Concerned Center (CWIN Nepal)) – Statement
      • Amaya Ordorika Imaz (Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights) – Video Intervention
      • Jan Stola (Youth Organizations for Drug Action (YODA))
      • Koka Labartkava (GeNPUD, Georgia) – Statement
      • Randy Thompson (Help Not Handcuffs, Inc., USA) – Video Intervention
      • Luciana Pol (Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS), Argentina) – Statement (Spanish)
  • Monday 16 October 2017
    Chapter IIIOperational recommendations on supply reduction and related measures; effective law enforcement; responses to drug-related crime; and countering money-laundering and promoting judicial cooperation 

  • Wednesday 18 October 2017
    Chapter VIIOperational recommendations on alternative development; regional, interregional and international cooperation on development- oriented balanced drug control policy; addressing socioeconomic issues

  • Thursday 16 November 2017
    Chapter VIOperational recommendations on  strengthening international cooperation based on the principle of common and shared responsibility

    • Civil Society Speakers
      • Panelist: Rev. Martin Diaz (Iglesia Evangelica Protestante de El Salvador (IEPES)) – Statement
      • Abdellatif Adebibe (Confederation of Associations of Senhaja of the Rif for Development (CASRD), Marocco) – Statement, Video Intervention
      • Ezekwesiri Eluchie (People Against Drug Dependence and Ignorance (PADDI), Nigeria) – Statement
      • Farid Ghehioueche (FAAAT (Foundation for Alternative Approaches to Addiction – Think & do tank) – Statement, Video Intervention
      • Nikita Lushnikov (National Anti-Drug Union (NAU), Russia) – Statement
  • Friday 17 November 2017
    Way Forward – Preparations for the sixty- second session of the CND in 2019