The 44th Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) is scheduled to meet from 11-15 October 2021. 

WHO Expert Committee meetings are closed to the public.  However, individuals or representatives of public and private institutions and civil society who wish to present information to committee members on issues related to the meeting agenda, are invited to register their interest to attend a virtual Information Session. 

Further information and documentation in relation to the 44th Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, as well as the specific date and time of the Information Session, will be made available closer to the meeting dates.


'Substances for review

The substances listed below have never been formally reviewed by WHO and are not currently under international control.  Information was brought to WHO’s attention that these substances are clandestinely manufactured, of especially serious risk to public health and society, and of no recognised therapeutic use by any Party.