The CND reconvened 60th session will take place on 5-7th December.

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs, at its second intersessional meeting of 25 June 2018, decided to convene an additional day during the reconvened 61st session devoted to preparations for the ministerial segment to be held during the sixty-second session of the Commission in March 2019.

Hence, the Commission will hold on 5 December 2018 a special segment entitled “Preparations for the ministerial segment to be held during the sixty-second session of the Commission, in 2019”.

In its decision 2011/259, the Economic and Social Council decided, inter alia, that the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice shall hold joint meetings during their reconvened sessions for the purpose of considering agenda items included in the operational segment of the agendas of both Commissions, with a view to providing integrated policy directives to UNODC on administrative, budgetary and strategic management issues. Two joint meetings of the Commissions will be held on 6 December, and one separate meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs will be held on 7 December.


CSTF Launch of the Consultation Results

During October 2018, the Civil Society Task Force held a global consultation to elicit the views of nearly 500 NGOs as a key input for the 2019 Ministerial Segment. Please join us for this special lunchtime event to present the survey results and recommendations from civil society.

DATE: Wednesday 5th December, 13:30 – 14:30
VENUE: Conference Room C-1, 2nd Floor, Building C, Vienna International Centre
Refreshments will be provided after the event

Facebook event page.

The event will be webcast here.


Side event | Voices from the left behind: Protecting the human rights of women who use drugs

As member states are delineating the way forward for global drug policy beyond 2019, this side event will evaluate the key challenges for women who use drugs to access health services, including in political environments where drug use remains heavily criminalised. The event will also be an opportunity to provide a space for affected women to have their voice heard, to highlight examples of good practice, and to offer recommendations with regards to women who use drugs for the post-2019 global drug strategy.

DATE: Thursday 6th December, 9:00 – 10:00
VENUE: Mozart Room, Vienna International Centre
Breakfast will be served


High Level Expert Panel on the implementation of the joint commitment of States to effectively address and counter the world drug problem from a human rights perspective

DATE: Thursday 6th December, 13:00 – 15:00
VENUE: Conference Room C-3, 7th Floor, Vienna International Centre