The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will host a second round of thematic discussions on the implementation of the UNGASS Outcome Document on 23-25 January 2017 in Vienna, Austria.
The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will host a number of thematic discussions on the implementation of the outcome document of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem on 23-25 January 2017 in Vienna, Austria.
NGOs are encouraged to work through the VNGOC to coordinate contributions, in order to ensure an inclusive, comprehensive and meaningful civil society participation.
Similar to the intersessional meetings in October 2016, these discussions will focus on concrete actions for the international community and various stakeholders at various levels to implement the UNGASS outcome document.
2-4 NGO contributions per UNGASS outcome document chapter can be accommodated. With a view to having an interactive discussion, H.E. Ambassador Pedro Moitinho, CND Facilitator on post-UNGASS 2016, has agreed to call, if possible, for statements by NGOs during the thematic discussions.
All 7 chapters of the outcome document will be discussed during the meeting.
In order to apply for a speaking slot, please fill out the Form by 31 December 2016:
Please note than no funding is available to cover your travel and accommodation to Vienna. In case your organisation cannot cover your travel costs, please apply for a video message.
These meetings will be web cast on the CND post-UNGASS web site.
Also, there is the opportunity to submit the statements delivered and others directly related to the implementation of the UNGASS outcome document recommendations for posting on this web site. The VNGOC will coordinate the posting of the former, while others may be submitted to the CND Secretariat directly.
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By Mulka Nisic