Preparations are gathering pace for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs, to be held on the 19th to 21st April 2016 in New York. Following several months of discussion on procedural elements, attention is now focused on negotiating the content of the “short, substantive, concise and action-orientated outcome document comprising a set of operational recommendations” to be approved by the General Assembly next April. 

At the CND intersessional meeting on 12th June, countries and regional groups were invited to submit their first ideas for what could be included in this Outcome Document, by a deadline of 11th September.

You will find below a list of all contributions released by UN member states and regional bodies that have been made public to date:

Contributions from member states

Contributions from regional bodies

Contributions from civil society

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