CND 66th Session Reconvened

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CND 66th Session Reconvened

13 July 2023
Commission on Narcotic Drugs

The Reconvened 65th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) took place 7-8 December in Vienna, at the Vienna International Centre.

More information on UNODC's website


Special event: Human rights challenges in addressing and countering all aspects of the world drug problem

13:00-13:50 Room. C-CR2, Building-C, Vienna International Centre

Organised by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and co-sponsored by Australia, Albania, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Czechia, Greece, Guatemala, Mexico, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, Uruguay, Switzerland, the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme, UNAIDS, World Health Organization, the Global Commission on Drug Policy, the International Drug Policy Consortium, the International Network of People Who Use Drugs and the the Open Society Foundations.

This special event will contextualise and discuss the findings and recommendations of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ report entitled ‘Human rights challenges in addressing and countering all aspects of the world drug problem’ (A/HRC/54/53); and explore ways forward to implement them.

Peggy Hicks, Director, Thematic Engagement, Special Procedure, and the Right to Development Division, OHCHR

Opening remarks:

  • H.E Ambassador Raphael Nägeli, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the OSCE, the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna
  • H.E Ambassador Laura Gil, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations in Vienna


  • Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong, Minister of State, Ghana
  • Jindřich Vobořil, National Drug Coordinator of Czechia
    Ruth Dreifuss, Commissioner, Global Commission on Drug Policy
  • Christine Stegling, Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS —Video message
  • Ann Fordham, Executive Director, International Drug Policy Consortium

Input from the floor:

Mandeep Dhaliwal, Director, HIV & Health Group, Bureau for Policy & Programme Support, UNDP —Video message

Online / Vienna, Austria
Start7 December 2023
End8 December 2023