67th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

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67th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

4 October 2023
Commission on Narcotic Drugs

The 67th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will take place on 14-22 March 2024 in a hybrid format.

As this session marks the mid-term review of the 2019 Ministerial Declaration, it will be structured around:

  • A high-level segment, where the 2024 mid-term review will be conducted, on 14-15 March 2024.
  • A regular session, on 18-22 March 2024.

If you missed the VNGOC’s webinar on how to engage with the midterm review process, check it out here.

To register for the session, provide your organisation has ECOSOC accreditation, click here.

Webinar: Key issues and opportunities

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


The CND App facilitates your engagement with the proceedings and debates at the CND. This web 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

This year, the app's functionalities are available on your browser online.
The CND App was developed by IDPC, as part of the Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD) project, and this year's version was made possible by UNAIDS.

Please, help us disseminate by sharing with your colleagues and networks.

Side events

A record-breaking 174 side events are taking place throughout the session, 12 of them during the high-level segment. Access links and more information should be available on the session's site.

IDPC network side events

IDPC network members co-organise 61 side events at the session. A list with all of them is available here.

The events organised last year, in 2023, can give you a sense of the scope and contents of these side events. Revisit them here.

Side events co-sponsored by IDPC

The IDPC Secretariat co-sponsors 29 side events that we warmly invite you to join. They're available here.

OHCHR - Human rights and drug policy series

IDPC also recommends a series of 7 events organised by OHCHR on human rights and drug policy, available here.

Informal dialogues

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

  • WHO delegates | Tuesday, 19 March, 11:00-12:00, CR-7 & MS Teams
  • INCB President | Wednesday, 20 March, 9:00-10:00, CR-7 & MS Teams
  • UNODC Executive Director | Wednesday, 20 March, 11:00-12:00, CR-7 & MS Teams
  • CND Chair | Thursday, 21 March, 09:00-10:00, CR-7 & MS Teams
  • OHCHR, UNAIDS & UNDP delegates | Thursday, 21 March, 11:00-12:00, M3 & MS Teams


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

Relevant links

On the High-level segment


Written statements by the IDPC network

A selection of conference room papers

Vienna NGO Committee (VNGOC) Annual General Meeting & Board elections

The VNGOC's Annual General Assembly is scheduled for Wednesday, 20 March 2024 from 16:00 to 17:30 at the Vienna International Centre, (Room CR-7) and online via MS Teams (Register here).

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

The VNGOC Nominations Committee recommends the following slate:

Please check if your organisation has already paid the 2023 and 2024 membership fees as only organisations in good standing can participate of the elections.

Vienna, Austria / Online
Start14 March 2024
End22 March 2024