Monday, 22nd October 2018, 14:00 - 15:10
Conference Room C-C3. Seventh Floor. Vienna International Centre

This event will take place on the margins of the 4th CND Intersessional Meeting (61st Session).

The Permanent Mission of Norway to the International Organisations in Vienna, the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the international organisations based in Vienna and the International Drug Policy Consortium are delighted to invite you to the launch of the landmark report ‘Taking stock: A decade of drug policy - A Civil Society Shadow Report’.

In March 2019, at the Ministerial Segment of the 62nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, UN member states will take stock of progress made since the adoption of the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action on the ‘world drug problem’, and delineate the UN drug strategy for the coming decade, bearing in mind developments which have taken place since then, such as the adoption of the 2016 UNGASS Outcome Document and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

With a view to contribute to these high-level discussions, this Civil Society Shadow Report evaluates the impacts of drug policies implemented across the world over the past decade, using data from the United Nations, academic research and civil society reports.

This side event will be an opportunity to present the main findings of the report, as well as to discuss the report’s recommendations on the next decade in global drug policy.

• H.E. Ms. Ambassador Alicia Buenrostro Massieu, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Mexico to the International organisations in Vienna
• Ann Fordham, Executive Director, International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)
• Chloé Carpentier, Chief of the Drug Research Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
• Judy Chang, Executive Director, International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD)

Moderator: H.E. Ms. Kjersti E. Andersen, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Norway to the International organisations in Vienna