A CND intersessional was held on 6th June to discuss the post-UNGASS implementation process. Member states decided that a new series of post-UNGASS events would be held and include a panel of 8-9 people (each of the 5 regional groups, 3 for UN agencies, 1 for civil society), followed by interactive discussions. 

26-28 September: 1st round of discussions:

  • 26th Sept: chapter 1 on demand reduction
  • 27th Sept: chapter 2 on access to controlled medicines
  • 28th Sept: chapter 4 on drugs and human rights, youth, children, women and communities

16-18 October: 2nd round of discussions:

  • 16th Oct: chapter 3 on supply reduction, law enforcement, responses to drug-related crime and countering money laundering
  • 17th Oct: chapter 5 on evolving reality, trends and existing circumstances
  • 18th Oct: chapter 7 on alternative development, development-oriented drug policy

16-17 November: 3rd round of discussions:

  • 16th Nov: Chapter 6 on strengthening international cooperation and the principle of common and shared responsibility
  • 17th Nov: Way forward: preparations for the ministerial segment of the 62nd CND in 2019

Side event

Report Launch: Edging Forward: How the UN’s language on drugs has advanced since 1990
Thursday, 28th September 2017, 13:15 - 14:30
Conference Room C-C2 | Building C, Floor 07
Vienna International Centre

Produced by the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), the Transnational Institute (TNI) and the Global Drug Policy Observatory, Swansea University (GDPO), this briefing seeks to contextualise the UNGASS Outcome Document by outlining how the UN language around key issues pertaining to drug control has evolved over the last quarter of a century. The launch will be an opportunity to discuss these developments in light of the upcoming high-level meeting of 2019.

Ambassador Alicia Buenrostro Massieu,
Permanent Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna (Mexico)

Jamie Bridge, Chief Operating Officer
International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)

Luciana Pol, Senior Fellow on Security Policy and Human Rights
Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS)

Martin Jelsma, Director, Drugs & Democracy Programme
Transnational Institute (TNI)

Live streaming

The meeting will be live streamed here.

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