El 63º período de sesiones de la Comisión de Estupefacientes (CND) tendrá lugar en Viena, Austria, del 2-6 de marzo de 2020. Más información, en inglés, está disponible abajo.


General information

The dates for the Sixty-third session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Vienna are: 2 - 6 March 2019.

The VNGOC has drafted a Guide for NGOs participating in the CND, available here.

The CND Blog will also provide near real-time updates on the plenary session and selected side events. You can also follow IDPC twitter which will provide live updates on key events, or follow the hashtags #CND2020 / #CND63.


Informal dialogues

During the 63rd Session, civil society representatives will have an opportunity to exchange with the Executive Director of UNODC, the President of INCB and the Chair of CND. The date, time and location of these dialogues is still pending, but the Vienna NGO Committee (VNGOC) is receiving specific questions to be addressed by officials during the dialogues.

Please send any suggestions to the VNGOC at info@vngoc.org no later than Thursday, 06 February 2020, 23:59 CET (Vienna time).


IDPC's CND Digest

If you would like to receive targeted updates about the meeting / attend IDPC's pre-CND Orientation Meeting (please note that only the introductory session is open to non-members), please fill this form as an expression of interest by Friday, 14 February.


Webinar series

The CND 63: Key issues and opportunities webinar series will shed light on the key issues that are likely to structure the debates, discuss tabled resolutions and opportunities for engagement, and showcase the experience of IDPC network members in navigating and leveraging this forum for political advocacy. 

This multilingual webinar series is available in English, Spanish and French:

video introduction to the Commission's functioning and mechanisms of engagement is also available.


Side events

The guidelines for submitting side event applications, and the application form itself, for the 2020 CND are available here.

The submission period goes from 6 - 17 January 2020.

Events submitted by member states have priority. The other side events will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.