Secretariat to the Governing Bodies
The Governing Bodies of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The Secretariat to the Governing Bodies (SGB) acts as an interface between the Commissions, their subsidiary bodies and other sections of UNODC. It is the main contact point for representatives of Member States and permanent missions in Vienna concerning matters pertaining to the work and the competence of the Commissions.
The SGB provides substantive and technical support to both Commissions. It services the regular and reconvened sessions of the Commissions and coordinates the side events held during the regular sessions. It organizes and services meetings of the subsidiary bodies of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and other meetings under UNODC auspices as required. As one of the sections of the Division for Treaty Affairs, the SGB also plays a substantive role in the preparations of the quinquennial United Nations Congresses on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
The SGB provides support to the Bureaus and extended Bureaus of the Commissions. These bodies deal with any organizational and substantive matters that require attention by the Commissions both during sessions as well as in the intersessional period. The SGB also assists the Co-Chairs of the standing open-ended intergovernmental working group on improving the governance and financial situation of UNODC. In addition, the SGB coordinates the work of the Governing Bodies of UNODC with the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council.
Secretary of the Commissions
The Chief of the Secretariat to the Governing Bodies Section of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime acts as Secretary of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, and leads and coordinates the work of the Section. The current Chief of the Secretariat to the Governing Bodies and Secretary of the Commissions is Ms. Jo Dedeyne-Amann. She is assisted by a small team of dedicated staff.
The Secretariat to the Governing Bodies produces two publications mandated under the international drug control conventions: Competent National Authorities under the international drug control treaties and Manufacture of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors.
|Secretariat to the Governing Bodies|
|Division for Treaty Affairs|
|United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime|
|P.O. Box 500|
|Vienna International Centre|
|1400 Vienna, Austria|
|Fax: +43 (1) 26060 5885|