Preparatory Process

SPECIAL EVENTS I CND REGULAR SESSIONS I INTERSESSIONAL MEETINGS I RECONVENED SESSIONS I INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION SERIES I LAB VISITS

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SPECIAL EVENTS

10 February 2016: Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016)
The Consultation is an opportunity for all relevant stakeholders to contribute further to the ongoing preparatory process for UNGASS 2016 by sharing practical expertise and experiences from their work on the ground as an input for consideration by Member States in the negotiations of the outcome document. 
Invitation and Concept Note Organizations Summary

SPECIAL EVENT - 27 January 2016
"The Global Emergence of New Psychoactive Substances - Understanding the Problem" with expert briefings by UNODC and WHO, hosted by the Permanent Missions of the United Kingdom and Australia
Invitation

SPECIAL EVENT - 18 December 2015
Information Briefing in NY on Preparations for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem with the President of the General Assembly H.E. Mogens Lykketoft and UNGASS Board Chair H.E. Khaled Shamaa

Presentation

SPECIAL EVENTS - 9 December 2015
CND Special Events held in the framework of the reconvened session on
"UNGASS 2016 on the World Drug Problem: focus on people, public health and human rights"
Invitation1
Presentation Mr. Carlos Medina Ramirez, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Justice of Colombia
Presentation Mr. Luiz Loures, Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS
Presentation Ms. Flavia Pansieri, Deuputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR
Presentation Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistany Director-General, WHO
Presentation Mr. Aldo Lale-Demoz, Deputy Executive Director, UNODC

"A public health approach as a base for drugs policy: the Portuguese case"
Invitation2

INCB President Mr. Werner Sipp [ Presentation] [ Statement]
Presentation by Joao Guolao, National Coordinator for Drug Problems, Ministry of Health Portugal
Presentation
by Mr. Wolfgang Goetz, Director of the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction

SPECIAL EVENT - 1 December 2015
A CND Special Event will be held with an address by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft. The meeting is organized in the context of the preparations which the Commission on Narcotic Drugs is undertaking for the Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem in 2016.
Invitation

SPECIAL EVENT - 2 October 2015
Information Briefing in NY on Preparations for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem with the President of the General Assembly H.E. Mogens Lykketoft, UNODC Executive Director H.E. Yury Fedotov and UNGASS Board Chair H.E. Khaled Shamaa

Presentation

SPECIAL EVENT - 28 September 2015
Information Briefing in Geneva on for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem, hosted by the Permanent Mission of Portugal, with CND Chair H.E. Arthayudh Srisamoot, Director of Operations UNODC Aldo-Lale Demoz, UNGASS Board Chair H.E. Khaled Shamaa, Vice-Chair UNGASS Board H.E. Pedro Luis moitinho de Almeida, Vice-Chair UNGASS Board H.E. Carmen Maria Gallardo Hernandez and the Chair Civil Society Task Force for UNGASS Esbjoern Hornberg

Invitation

SPECIAL EVENT - 24 September 2015
"The global crisis of untreated pain: how to tackle it together" with a technical briefing on the work of the World Health Organization towards UNGASS 2016, hosted by the Permanent Missions of Norway and Australia

Invitation
Presentation by Dr Gilles Forte, Coordinator, Essential Medicines and Health Products, WHO

Presentation by Gilberto Gerra, Chief Drug Prevention and Health Branch, UNODC
Presentation by Dr Shekhar Saxena, Director, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO

SPECIAL EVENT - 10 September 2015
Meeting with Minister of Counter-Narcotics of Afghanistan, H.E. Ms. Salamat Azimi
Invitation

SPECIAL EVENT - 26 June 2015
Launch of the 2015 World Drug Report in Vienna, New York and Geneva at the occasion of the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Photos Vienna | New York | Geneva
Videos Press Conference, New York | High-level launch, New York | Press Conference, Geneva

SPECIAL EVENT - 7 May 2015
High-level Thematic Debate NY in support of the process towards the 2016 Special Session of the General Assembly on the World Drug Problem

Programme President's Summary

SPECIAL EVENT - 12 February 2015
Briefing H.E. Mr. Jorge Sampaio, former President of Portugal, and Professor Michel Kazatchkine, Commissioners of the Global Commission on Drug Policy

Invitation Presentation

SPECIAL EVENT - 19 January 2015
Briefing Foreign Minister Guatemala, H.E. Carlos Raul Morales, on the outcome of OAS Special Session "Reflections and guidelines to formulate and follow up on comprehensive policies to address the world drug problem in the Americas"
Invitation Resolution

SPECIAL EVENT - 5 November 2014
2nd UN Conference LLDCs
Briefing on the preparations by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) for UNGASS 2016, the Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem organized by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

SPECIAL EVENT - 26 June 2014
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Launch of the World Drug Report 2014

SPECIAL EVENT - 15 July 2014
ECOSOC High Level Panel Discussion 2014
on "Sustainable Development and the World Drug Problem: Challenges and Opportunities"

INTERSESSIONAL MEETINGS

Intersessional Meeting - 12 November 2015
Agenda

Intersessional Meeting - 15 October 2015
Agenda
Presentation: UNODC Informal International Scientific Network
Presentation: UNODC Youth Initiative

Intersessional Meeting - 24 September 2015
Agenda Presentation UNGASS Preparations Presentation ECDD
Side Event - 24 September 2015
Briefing by the Civil Society Task Force in preparation for the UNGASS 2016
Agenda Presentation

Side Event - 25 September 2015
"Policy is Prevention "
Agenda
Presentation: The Science of Drug Prevention
Presentation: Evidence-based drug prevention strategies

Intersessional Meeting - 12 June 2015
Agenda

Intersessional Meeting - 23 February 2015
Agenda

Intersessional Meeting - 29 January 2015
Agenda

Intersessional Meeting - 1 December 2014
Agenda

Intersessional Meeting - 23 October 2014
Agenda

Intersessional Meeting - 4 September 2014
Agenda

Side Event - 4 September 2014
"Addressing Drug Abuse together through a Health Based Approach as part of the International Drug Control Conventions" (VNGO Committee, Switzerland, IDCP, San Patrignano, Youth in Europe)
Agenda

Intersessional Meeting - 10 June 2014
Agenda


RECONVENED SESSIONS

RECONNENED 58th SESSION CND 9-11 December 2015
Agenda
Programme of side events
Flyer1
Flyer2

RECONVENED 57TH SESSION CND - 3-5 December 2014
The Commission on Narcotic Drugs adopted decision 57/2 , entitled ''Preparations for the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem to be held in 2016''. A Board tasked by the Commission with the preparations for the special session was created and H.E. Ambassador Khaled Shamaa was elected as Chair of that Board.

SPECIAL SEGMENT - 3 and 5 December 2014
Agenda

SIDE EVENT - 3 December 2014
Launch of Civil Society Taskforce
Agenda

 

INFORMAL INTERACTIVE DISCUSSIONS SERIES

New psychoactive substances - 25 February 2015
Discussion on ''New psychoactive substances'' with Justice Tettey, Chief, UNODC Laboratory and Scientific Section and Martin Raithelhuber, Illicit Synthetic Drug Expert, UNODC Laboratory and Scientific Section

Inter-regional drug control approach - 18 February 2015

Discussion on ''UNODC Inter-regional drug control approach in Europe, West and Central Asia'' with Alexandre Schmidt, Chief, Regional Section for Europe, West and Central Asia; Marie-Anne Menier, Paris Pact Programme; Oliver Gadney, Global Programme against Money Laundering and Angela Me, Chief, Research and Trend Analysis Branch
Presentation
Africa and the Middle East - 26 November 2014

Discussion on "AIRCOP - an effective and collaborative interdiction approach to drug trafficking at African airports" with Cherine Rahmy, Chief, Regional Section for Africa and the Middle East, and Valentin Chirica, Programme Officer, Law Enforcement Expert, AIRCOP
Presentation

South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific - 19 November 2014
Discussion with Miwa Kato, Chief, Regional Section for South Asia, East Asia & the Pacific, UNODC
"Drug trafficking trends and border management in south East Asia - responding to evolving context of regional integration"
Presentation

HIV/AIDS - 29 October 2014
"Halving new HIV infections among People Who Inject Drugs by 2015: UNODC's Response"

Discussion with Aldo Lale-Demoz, Director of the Division for Operations, and Global Coordinator for HIV/AIDS, UNODC; Mahesh Mahalingam, Director, Office of the Deputy Executive Director, Programme, UNAIDS; Monica Beg Chief, HIV/AIDS Section, UNODC and Fabienne Hariga
Senior Adviser, HIV/AIDS Section, UNODC
Invitation
Presentation: "Implementing for Results in UNODC High Priority Countries" by Monica Beg
Presentation: "Brazil and UNODC partnership in the context of HIV" by Fabienne Hariga

Alternative Development - 17 September 2014

Discussion with Aldo Lale-Demoz, Director of the Division for Operations, UNODC and Jorge Rios, Chief, Sustainable Livelihoods Unit, Drug Prevention and Health Branch, UNODC
Presentation by Jorge Rios and Volha Kuzmianok on Alternative Development

Container Control Programme - 10 September 2014
Partnership with the World Customs Organization (WCO)
Discussion with Ketil Otterson, Senior Programme Coordinator, Container Control Programme, Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch, UNODC
Presentation by Ketil Otterson, Dirk De Langhe and Norbert Steilen (WCO)
Videos Global Trafficking: Waging War on Criminal Cargo | UNODC Trailer (future episode of 21st Century)

Law enforcement cooperation - 3 September 2014
Discussion with Tofik Murshudlu, Chief Implementation Support Section, Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch, UNODC and team
Presentation by Karen Kramer and Steve Thurlow

Data collection and analysis - 27 August 2014
Discussion with Angela Me, Chief Research and Trend Analysis Branch, UNODC
Presentation: How does the UNODC research programme support UN inter-governmental bodies and their Member States in addressing the World Drug Problem?

Demand Reduction and Related Measures - 3 July 2014
Discussion with Gilberto Gerra, Chief of the Drug Prevention and Health Branch, UNODC
Presentation: Understanding Drug Use Disorders


VISITS TO UNODC LABORATORY

organized by the Laboratory and Scientific Section
25 June 2014, 02 July 2014, 09 July 2014

UNODC Laboratory provides scientific and technical support to drug analysis and forensic science laboratories and law enforcement and regulatory authorities in drug and precursor detection and testing.
Presentation: UNODC Early Warning Advisory on NPS

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