[ A/RES/S-30/1 ]

10 April 2016: [ A/S-30/PV.1 ] | [ A/S-30/PV.2 ]
20 April 2016: [ A/S-30/PV.3 ] | [ A/S-30/PV.4 ]
21 April 2016: [ A/S-30/PV.5 ] | [ A/S-30/PV.6 ]


[ Programme ]

[ Latest information on the programme of side events ]

[ Journal 15 April  ] [ Journal 18 April ] [ Journal 19 April ] [ Journal 20 April ] [ Journal 21 April ]

The General Assembly will convene a special session on the world drug problem from 19 to 21 April 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York, in accordance with its resolutions 67/193 of 20 December 2012, 69/200 of 18 December 2014 and 70/181 of 17 December 2015.
[ Information on organizational arrangements ]

[ Information on Security Arrangements for 21 April]
Further to the information note on organizational arrangements for the Special Session, organisers of Side Events are kindly requested to contact security services to arrange for the necessary passes. All those attending UNGASS are encouraged to review the information, which will be updated continuously, on the security measures that will be in place for the Session and particularly for the 21 April.
Contact details: security_service_coordinator[at], malindamccormack[at], levyd[at], jankowsky[at]

The General Assembly decided that the special session shall consist of a general debate and interactive multi-stakeholder round tables conducted in parallel with the plenary.
[ Information on the agenda ]


[ Indicative list of speakers Member States ] [ List of speakers Civil Society ]


19 April
3pm to 6pm

Round table 1

Demand reduction and related measures, including prevention and treatment, as well as health-related issues; and ensuring the availability of controlled substances for medical and scientific purposes, while preventing their diversion ("drugs and health")
[ Background information RT1]

[ Salient points RT1 ]

20 April
10am to 1pm

Round table 2

Supply reduction and related measures; responses to drug-related crime; and countering money-laundering and promoting judicial cooperation ("drugs and crime")
[ Background information RT2]

[ Salient points RT2 ]

20 April
3pm to 6pm

Round table 3

Cross-cutting issues: drugs and human rights, youth, women, children and communities
[ Background information RT3]

[ Salient points RT3 ]

21 April
10am to 1pm

Round table 4

Cross-cutting issues: new challenges, threats and realities in preventing and addressing the world drug problem in compliance with relevant international law, including the three drug control conventions; strengthening the principle of common and shared responsibility and international cooperation
[ Background information RT4]

[ Salient points RT4 ]

21 April
2pm to 5pm

Round table 5

Alternative development; regional, interregional and international cooperation on development-oriented balanced drug control policy; addressing socioeconomic issues
[ Background information RT5]

[ Salient points RT5 ]

[ More information on round tables ]  

[ List of co-chairs and panellists round tables ] [ Annex


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Provisional agenda of the thirtieth special session of the General Assembly


Letter dated 8 April 2016 from the Secretary-General to the President of the General Assembly [on Member States in arrears under Article 19]


Letter dated 6 April 2016 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Uzbekistan to the United Nations addresssed to the Secretary-General [circulating the Declaration of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization]


Report of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on its preparatory work for the Special Session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem


Resolution containing outcome document entitled "Our joint commitment to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem"


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Special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem to be held in 2016 (modalities resolution)

CND decision 58/16

Preparations for the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem to be held in 2016 (round tables)

[ More information on documentation] [ UNGASS Special Segment 59th session CND]

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