HIGH-LEVEL REVIEW
of the implementation by Member States of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs conducted a high-level review of the implementation of the 2009 Political Declaration at its 57th session in 2014. The high-level segment adopted the Joint Ministerial Statement, which identifies achievements, challenges and priorities for further action, in the framework of the three international drug control conventions and other relevant United Nations instruments. 

ABOUT THE HIGH-LEVEL REVIEW

In 1998 the General Assembly adopted a Political Declaration on the World Drug Problem, which requested Member States to report biennially to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on their efforts to meet specific goals and targets. In March 2009, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs evaluated the progress made since 1998, identified future priorities and areas for further action and as  a result adopted the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem . The Plan of Action comprises in three parts, demand reduction and related measures; supply reduction and related measures; and countering money-laundering and promoting judicial cooperation to enhance international cooperation. In 2014, five years after the adoption of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs at its 57 th session in March 2014 conducted a high-level review of the implementation by Member States of the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action.

BACKGROUND

The 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action, which is the focus of the High-Level Review, has three parts: Part I is on "Demand reduction and related measures", Part II on "Supply reduction and related measures" and Part III on "Countering money-laundering and promoting judicial cooperation to enhance international cooperation". The fact sheets below provide a brief overview of each of these topics as well as information on how the high-level review will be conducted. 

Demand Reduction

Supply Reduction

Alternative Development

Money Laundering

Judicial Cooperation