Draft UN Political Declaration and Action Plan - March 2009

7 April 2009

These two documents are the versions presented to delegates when they arrived at the high level meeting on 11th March. They contain two significant amendments to the version agreed by member states on 3rd March - the addition of the words "drug abuse" in paragraph 20 of the declaration, and the removal of the word "considering" in paragraph 47(g) of the action plan. Both changes were made by the CND secretariat, that altered the meaning of those paragraphs towards wording favoured by certain member states. When challenged on these unauthorised changes, the secretariat claimed that they were simple editorial errors but, three weeks after the event, corrected versions have still not appeared on the UNODC website.