Date for next United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs

The next CND will take place from 11th-15th March 2013 in Vienna, Austria.

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs is the central policymaking body within the United Nations system dealing with drug-related matters. In line with the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action, the Commission monitors the world drug situation, develops strategies on international drug control and recommends measures to combat the world drug problem, including through reducing demand for drugs, promoting alternative development initiatives and adopting supply reduction measures.

The Commission provides Member States with a venue to exchange expertise, experiences and information on drug-related matters and to develop a coordinated response. It also has functions under the international drug control treaties, for example with regard to the substances under international control.

In time, more information will be placed on the UNODC's website.

To apply for ECOSOC status (which allows consultative status with the UN and access for NGO's to the CND), apply before March 2013 here. Please be aware that the process can take up to 18 months from submission to approval. In the meantime, you might also like to join, the Vienna NGO Committee, which negotiates civil society involvement at the CND. You can apply for Vienna NGO Committee membership before you receive ECOSOC status.