Pursuant to Resolution 60/1 of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and to the Ministerial Declaration on strengthening our actions at the national, regional and international levels to accelerate the implementation of our joint commitments to address and counter the world drug problem ( E/CN.7/2019/L.11), UNODC is organizing a Second Expert Working Group on improving drug statistics and strengthening the Annual Report Questionnaire (ARQ).
This meeting follows up on the recommendations of the Expert Working Group held in Vienna on 29-31 January 2018, and the subsequent global consultation on the improvement of the ARQ instrument (2-18 August 2019). Its main focus is to reach feasible outputs aimed at strengthening and improving the ARQ as a data collection instrument while at the same time establishing a set of priorities to increase the quality and quantity of drug data available at the national, regional and global levels.
Date: 28-30 August 2019
Venue: Vienna (Austria)
The objectives of the Meeting are:
1. Discuss capacity development activities to improve countries' capacity to collect and report data on drugs
Agenda and Report
The Pilot exercise
A01: Prevalence and extent of drug use
Reports from the 2018 Expert Working Group
Presentations from Side Events
2016 UNGASS document
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