The first version of this guide has been posted on the IDPC website. It serves as an introduction to the structure and operation of the UN drug control system, and describes the forthcoming process of review leading to the political meeting in 2009. It also introduces the advocacy themes that the IDPC will be working on throughout this process, and invites like-minded NGOs to become involved. As the review progresses, updated versions of the Advocacy Guide will be produced that refine the IDPC positions. The next version is scheduled to be produced in December 2007.