This is the most signficiant opportunity to hold a global discussion on international drug policy in almost 20 years. Your participation in the survey is the first crucial step in civil society engagement in this process.
Civil Society Survey
The United Nations General Assembly will hold a Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs on April 19th -21st, 2016 (UNGASS 2016). This is the most significant opportunity to hold a global and in-depth discussion on drugs in almost 20 years. The beneficial role civil society can play in the preparation for this meeting has been widely acknowledged by the United Nations.
With the support of the United Nations, the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) and the New York NGO Committee on Drugs (NYNGOC) joined forces to launch the Civil Society Task Force (CSTF) for the UNGASS 2016. The CSTF is designed to secure civil society engagement and coordination in order to effectively include NGO voices in the UNGASS. The VNGOC and the NYNGOC have overseen the composition of the CSTF, aiming for an overall balance in terms of both geography and approaches to drug policies and interventions.
This UNGASS 2016 Global Civil Society Survey is designed to provide an initial assessment on the civil society work in the field of drugs, as well as to measure the awareness and level of knowledge and interest in participating actively at the UNGASS 2016 initiative at the regional and global levels. The results will provide an overview of (i) the work of NGOs active in the drug field, (ii) areas of expertise, (iii) key priorities and concerns to be addressed as well as (iv) best practices.
Your experience is essential in the UNGASS preparatory process. Please complete the following survey, which will take no longer than 30 minutes of your time but provide invaluable information for us to bring to global policy makers at the United Nations for the UNGASS preparation and beyond.
Your responses will be confidential and any identifying information is solely for the CSTF’s record keeping.
The survey closes by close of play: Friday 31st July 2015.
For further information:
You can contact Fay Watson, Secretary General of EURAD (firstname.lastname@example.org). Fay is one of the two assigned Western European Representatives on the Civil Society Task Force for the UNGASS process.