General information

From 13 - 17 March 2017, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will be holding its 60th Session. Information for participants is now available here, on the official site of the Session. The VNGOC has also drafted a Guide for NGOs participating in the CND, which is available here.

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 broader hashtag #CND2017.


Within the framework of the Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD), CND App has been developed to facilitate engagement with the 60th Session of the CND. CND App is an in-browser app which will help you to track live what is happening at CND, receive notifications on key events, resolutions and speakers, and access UN agreed language on specific drug policy issues. Access it here.


IDPC is collecting the contact details of those wishing to attend the CND, in order to send them updates before and during the event. If you would like to receive these updates, please send your name, affiliation and email address to the IDPC Secretariat

Those attending the CND can pick up their badges from the Security Pass Office (Gate 1) on Friday 10th March from 10:00 to 16:00 and Sunday 12th March from 16:00 to 19:00, and then from Monday 13th to Friday 17th from 8:00 to 16:00. For those who are unable to attend this year, please note that the first day of the CND will be webcast here.



The agenda of the CND, including the final list of side events, is now available below. 



The list of draft resolutions for CND is available here.

Informal NGO dialogues

Every year, at the CND, NGOs have the opportunity to meet with top UN drug control officials for about an hour. The Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) has been working hard this year to arrange these Informal Dialogues with the Executive Director of UNODC, the President of INCB and the Chair of CND/ Post-UNGASS Facilitator:

  • Informal NGO dialogue with UNODC Executive Director, Yuri Fedotov: Wednesday 15th March, 11:00-12:00, M3
  • Informal NGO dialogue with INCB President Werner Sipp: Wednesday 15th March, 12:00-13:00, M3 (TBC)
  • Informal NGO dialogue with the CND Chair & the Post-UNGASS Facilitator: Thursday 16th March, 9:00-10:00, Press Room 

IDPC side events

This year, IDPC will be involved in a number of side events: 

Tuesday 14 March

Wednesday 15 March

Thursday 16 March

Friday 17 March

VNGOC events

An NGO coordination briefing will be held on Monday 13th March from 8:45 to 9:15 in M3.

The VNGOC Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday 16th March from 15:30 to 18:00 in Board Room D, C Building. 

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs: An introduction (Webinar)

This webinar explains the Commission's functioning, presents an overview of the key issues to be discussed at the upcoming 60th Session, and offers guidance to facilitate NGO engagement.

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