General information

From 12 - 16 March 2018, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will be holding its 61st 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, 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 #CND2018 or #CND61.


Within the framework of the Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD), the CND App has been developed to facilitate navigating and engaging with the debates at the CND. This mobile application will help you track live what is happening, and where, at the CND, receive notifications on key events, resolutions and speakers, and access UN-agreed language on specific drug policy issues. For an optimal experience, please download the app from the Apple or Android store. Alternatively, you can access the app's functionalities with your browser at


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 9th March from 8:00 to 16:00 and Sunday 11th March from 15:00 to 18:00.

Side Events

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

Monday, 12th March

Tuesday, 13th March

Wednesday, 14th March

Thursday, 15th March

Friday, 16th March

For a full list of side events hosted by network members, please refer to the document:

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs: Key issues and opportunities (Webinar)

An introductory video to the CND is now available here. A series of webinars for the 61st Session (in English, Spanish and French) are scheduled to take place on the first week of March.

For more information, please visit the official website of the 61st Session.