The New York NGO Committee on Drugs (“NYNGOC”), a committee operating under the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (“CoNGO”), announces the election of the following new members to the Executive Committee at its Annual General Meeting held June 23, 2016:

Executive Committee Officers:
Heather Haase, New York City Bar Association Committee on Drugs & the Law (Chair)
Luciana Pol, The Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS) (Vice Chair)
Carrie Eisert, Amnesty International (Treasurer) Farah Diaz-Tello, National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) (Secretary)

Additional Committee Members:
Charif Adardak, Amazighs de Senhaja du Rif
Wilson Box, Zimbabwe Civil Liberties and Drug Network
Vicki Hanson, Ganja Growers and Producers Association / St. Catherine Ganja Growers and Producers Association
Donald MacPherson, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC)
Lisa Sanchez, Transform Drug Policy Foundation (TDPF)
Aldo Zaiden, Brazilian Drug Policy Platform (PBPD)

Since its formation in 1984, the NYNGOC has grown to represent over 120 civil society organizations from around the world. The NYNGOC provides a platform for discussion of drugs and drug-related issues and serves as an interface with the United Nations for collaborating on solutions to global drug issues. Aiming to support civil society organizations as they engage with the UN system, the NYNGOC, in partnership with the Vienna NGO Committee on drugs (VNGOC), created and launched a formally recognized Civil Society Task Force (CSTF) for the 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs. The CSTF facilitated meaningful engagement of the global community of NGOs, Civil Society Organizations and people and communities impacted by drugs and drug-related issues at the 2016 UNGASS.

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