In 2016, a Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGASS) will be held on the topic of drugs. This follows the previous Special Sessions held in 1998 and 2009, and comes at a time when the ineffectiveness of current drug policies is being hotly debated in many parts of the world, and a number of countries and territories have adopted new and innovative arrangements for regulating cannabis.
The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will host a number of thematic discussions on the implementation of the outcome document of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem on 10-11 October and 27-28 October 2016 in Vienna, Austria
This webinar will assess the achievements and shortcomings of civil society engagement with the UNGASS process, setting the basis for an interactive discussion on the implementation of the Outcome Document and on the ways forward in the run-up to 2019.
IDPC offers an overview and analysis of the UNGASS, covering the adoption of the UNGASS outcome document, the plenary, roundtables and side events, as well as civil society engagement in and outside the UN building.
The three former presidents of Nigeria, Chile and Switzerland speak with one voice on the consequences of the drug policy in these past years and on the way forward, learning from the past experiences.
IDPC offers an overview and analysis of the key issues discussed and debated during the regular segment of the 59th CND and the special segment on preparations for the UNGASS 2016, including during various side events and NGO dialogues.