66th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)


66th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

21 November 2022
Commission on Narcotic Drugs

The 66th session will take place from 13-17 March 2023. For general information on the CND, check out the dedicated section of our website on UN level engagement. You can also visit the official website of the event. And check the Vienna NGO Committee's (VNGOC) Guide for Participants.

Webinar: Key issues and opportunities

A video introduction to the Commission's functioning and mechanisms of engagement is also available.

Download the CND App!

The CND App enables you to navigate and engage with the debates at the CND. This mobile application will help you track, in real time, what is happening and where, receive notifications on key events, resolutions and speakers, and browse CND resolutions and 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 some of the app's functionalities with your browser online. The CND App was developed by IDPC, as part of the Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD) project.

Side events

A record-breaking 155 side events are scheduled to take place during the session and most of them will be accessible online. Flyers and access links will be accessible on the official CND page imminently.

IDPC network side events

The IDPC Secretariat and network members co-organised almost 40 side events!

You can find a list of all side events co-organised by the IDPC network, with links to [real-time] transcriptions and recordings, as available here.

Side events co-sponsored by IDPC

The IDPC Secretariat co-sponsors 16 side events that we warmly invite you to join:

Monday, 13 March

Tuesday, 14 March

Wednesday, 15 March

Thursday, 16 March

Friday, 17 March

Informal dialogues

As in previous years, the VNGOC has organised several informal NGO dialogues with representatives from UN bodies:

  • Delegates from WHO, OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDP | Tuesday, 14 March, 11:00-12:00, M3 & MS Teams
  • UNODC Executive Director | Wednesday, 15 March, 11:00-12:00, M3 & MS Teams
  • CND Chair | Thursday, 16 March, 09:00-10:00, CR-6 & MS Teams
  • INCB President | Thursday, 16 March, 11:00-12:00, M3 & MS Teams


Five resolutions have been tabled and will be negotiated by Member States. The drafts are available here.

VNGOC AGM & elections

The VNGOC's Annual General Assembly is scheduled for Thursday, 16 March 2023 at 16:00 (Vienna) at the Vienna International Centre, (Room M-3, M-building 1st floor) and online via Zoom.

The Vienna NGO Committee (VNGOC) will hold elections for the following positions in its Board: 1) Chairperson, 2) Deputy Treasurer, 3) Deputy Secretary. For more information about this process, visit the VNGOC's website.

Please check if your organization has already paid the 2023 membership fees and if not please do so as soon as possible. In order to be able to vote during the General Assembly please make sure to settle outstanding fees before Wednesday, 15 March 2023.

Relevant links

Vienna, Austria
Start13 March 2023
End17 March 2023