In March 2024, the international community will gather in Vienna for a 2-day high-level meeting to conduct the mid-term review of the 2019 Ministerial Declaration on Drugs. CND Resolution 66/1 calls on UN agencies, international and regional organisations, Member States and civil society to make information available to the CND as contributions to the mid-term review. As part of this effort, IDPC will soon launch a Shadow Report that evaluates progress made against each of the ‘persistent and emerging challenges’ identified in the 2019 Ministerial Declaration, focusing issues related to health, organised crime, violence, human rights, development, and civil society involvement. The Shadow Report will draw on data from official UN and government reports, civil society publications and academic research, as well as a Civil Society Survey shared among our broad network of members and partners. The Report will also feature the testimonies of people directly affected by drug policies in all corners of the world, and will be launched at the CND thematic intersessional meeting on 5 December.