As per the workplan agreed upon on 24th June 2019, thematic discussions will take place every autumn during the period between 2019-22, addressing the challenges identified by the taking stock paragraph of the 2019 Ministerial Declaration.
Accordingly, on 19-21 october, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs will meet to discuss the following three elements of the 2019 Ministerial Declaration’s “Taking Stock” paragraph:
a. Thematic session 1: Increasing links between drug trafficking, corruption and other forms of organized crime, including trafficking in persons, trafficking in firearms, cybercrime and money-laundering and, in some cases, terrorism, including money-laundering in connection with the financing of terrorism, are observed (19 October 2021)
b. Thematic session 2: The value of confiscated proceeds of crime related to money-laundering arising from drug trafficking at the global level remains low (20 October 2021)
c. Thematic session 3: The criminal misuse of information and communications technologies for illicit drug-related activities is increasing (21 October 2021).
Civil society participation
For each thematic segment up to 5 NGOs will have the possibility to present their work and positioning. In order to ensure an inclusive, comprehensive and meaningful civil society participation, NGOs will work through the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) which has been requested to coordinate contributions.
Each speaker will have 3-5 minutes to present his or her work on the thematic focus of the day.
Selected speakers will be asked to send in their statements or videos (including transcripts) no later than 11 OCTOBER 2021. Interpretation will not be available during the meetings and all abstracts and statements have to be submitted in English.
In order to apply for a speaking slot, please fill out the online form by 20 SEPTEMBER 2020 at 11:45 p.m. (CEST, Vienna local time): https://bit.ly/CND-intersessional-2021
The VNGOC will follow the speaker selection guidelines established in 2018: http://vngoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/CSTF-Speaker-Selection-Guidelines-final-formatted.pdf
- The Commission on Narcotic Drugs