Open-ended intergovernmental expert working groups on the preparations for the high-level segment of the fifty-second session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

At its fifty-first session, held 10 to 14 March 2008, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, in its resolution 51/4 entitled Preparations for the high-level segment of the fifty-second session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, relating to the follow-up to the twentieth special session of the General Assembly, decided to establish five open-ended intergovernmental expert working groups.

Expert working group on

Date

Documentation

Supply reduction (manufacture and trafficking)

23-25 June 2008

Countering money-laundering and promoting judicial cooperation

30 June- 2 July 2008

International cooperation on the eradication of illicit drug crops and on alternative development

2-4 July 2008

Drug demand reduction

15-17 September 2008

Control of precursors and of amphetamine-type stimulants

17-19 September 2008

Background documentation

In addition to the documentation listed above for each working group, the following general documentation would be relevant to all five expert working groups:

  • Political Declaration on the Special Session of the General Assembly Devoted to Countering the World Drug Problem Together ( A/RES/S-20/2)
  • Declaration on the Guiding Principles of Drug Demand Reduction ( A/RES/S-20/3)
  • Measures to Enhance International Cooperation to Counter the World Drug Problem ( A/RES/S-20/4)
  • International cooperation against the world drug problem ( A/RES/58/141)
  • Fifth Report of the Executive Director on the World Drug Problem ( E/CN.7/2008/2 and Add.1-6)
  • Thematic debate on the follow-up to the twentieth special session of the General Assembly ( E/2008/28, Chapter II, pp. 43-54)
  • Report of the Executive Director on the collection and use of complementary drug-related data and expertise to support the global assessment by Member States of the implementation of the declarations and measures adopted by the General Assembly at its twentieth special session ( E/CN.7/2008/8)
  • Report of the Executive Director on the collection and use of complementary drug-related data and expertise to support the global assessment by Member States of the implementation of the declarations and measures adopted by the General Assembly at its twentieth special session ( E/CN.7/2007/7)
  • Supplementary information provided by international and regional organizations in support of the UNGASS review ( E/CN.7/2008/CRP.1-9)
  • Making drug control 'fit for purpose': Building on the UNGASS decade ( E/CN.7/2008/CRP.1 7 , Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish )
  • BEYOND 2008 - Contribution of Non-Governmental Organizations to the implementation of the Political Declaration and Action Plans adopted by the twentieth special session of the General Assembly ( E/CN.7/2008/CRP.12)
  • Report of the International Narcotics Control Board pursuant to the twentieth special session of the General Assembly ( E/CN.7/2008/CRP.16)