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CND Thematic Discussions (December)

December 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am December 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm CET

In preparation for the 2024 Mid-Term Review, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will conduct a comprehensive stock-taking of progress made in implementing all international drug policy commitments to address the challenges identified in the 2019 Ministerial Declaration. The thematic discussions will consist of two intersessional meetings – the first one will take place 23-25 October 2023 and the second one 4-6 December 2023. Each half-day will be devoted to one specific challenge, as per the below:

23 October
  • Morning: Expanding & Diversifying range of drugs & drug markets
  • Afternoon: Illicit abuse, cultivation, production, manufacture of & trafficking in illicit narcotic drugs & psychotropic substances
24 October
  • Morning: Links between drug trafficking, corruption & other forms of organized crime
  • Afternoon: Low value of confiscated proceeds of crime related to money-laundering arising from drug trafficking
25 October
  • Morning: Criminal misuse of information & communications technologies
  • Afternoon: Non-compliance with international drug control conventions & international human rights law
4 December
  • Morning: increased number of deaths related to drug use
  • Afternoon: HIV, HCV, & other blood-borne diseases associated with drug use
5 December
  • Morning: Adverse health consequences of & risks associated with new psychoactive substances
  • Afternoon: Risks to public health & safety posed by synthetic opioids & the non-medical use of prescription drugs
6 December
  • Morning: Availability of internationally controlled substances for medical & scientific purposes
  • Afternoon: Way forward

For each thematic session there will be opportunity for up to 3 civil society representatives to speak. Civil society speakers will be selected by VNGOC through an open call. More information to follow soon!

Commission on Narctotic Drugs (CND)

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Vienna International Centre (VIC)

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Vienna, 1400 Austria
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