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CND Thematic Intersessional
September 21 @ 10:00 am – September 22 @ 6:00 pm UTC
The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will hold a thematic intersessional hearing 21-22 September 2022. The meeting is part of the multi-year workplan developed by Member States as a follow up to the 2019 Ministerial Declaration.
This year’s thematic focus is that “Responses not in conformity with the three international drug control conventions and not in conformity with applicable international human rights obligations pose a challenge to the implementation of joint commitments based on the principle of common and shared responsibility”.
The meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. Vienna Time (CEST) online and in Board Room C, on the 4th floor of the C-Building at the Vienna International Centre. The event will be held in a hybrid format. Interpretation will not be available during the meeting.
The meeting will be webcast and will cover the following topics:
“that responses not in conformity with the three international drug control conventions and not in conformity with applicable international human rights obligations pose a challenge to the implementation of joint commitments based on the principle of common and shared responsibility;”
Organisations in consultative status with ECOSOC are invited to send observers.
To attend in person you’ll need to send a letter requesting accreditation, signed by the head of the organization, to the Secretariat of the Commission (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible but no later than 14 September. Please also make sure to include the registration form.
N.b. no funding is available to support civil society participants. All delegates will have to cover their own expenses.
For each day up to 5 NGOs will have the possibility to present their work and positioning. The Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) held an open call June-August to select the speakers.