In 2016, a Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGASS) will be held on the topic of drugs. This follows the previous Special Sessions held in 1998 and 2009, and comes at a time when the ineffectiveness of current drug policies is being hotly debated in many parts of the world, and a number of countries and territories have adopted new and innovative arrangements for regulating cannabis.
This fifth edition of the IDPC multilingual webinar series on the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) focuses on its 63rd Session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), which will take place in Vienna from 2-6 March 2020.
Government, civil society and community representatives discussed the state of play of debates in Vienna as well as developments in the field of human rights, development, public health and novel trends.
The intersessional meeting this autumn will focus on the expansion and diversification of drugs and drug markets, the historic rise of supply and demand, and the growing public health issues related to opioid use.