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Policy on Drugs

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) reviews and analyzes the global drug situation, considering the interrelated issues of prevention of drug abuse, rehabilitation of drug users and supply and trafficking in illicit drugs. It takes action through resolutions and decisions.

At the ministerial segment of its 62nd session in 2019, the Commission adopted the 2019 Ministerial Declaration on strengthening actions at the national, regional and international levels to accelerate the implementation of joint commitments made to jointly address and counter the world drug problem. In the Declaration, Member States resolved to review in the Commission in 2029 the progress made in implementing the policy commitments, with a mid-term review in 2024. The Commission works on the follow-up to the 2019 Ministerial Declaration, with a view to accelerating the implementation of all international drug policy commitments.

Political Commitments

The Commission works on the follow-up to the 2019 Ministerial Declaration, with a view to accelerating the implementation of all international drug policy commitments.

Resolutions and Decisions

The CND reviews and analyzes the global drug situation, considering supply and demand reduction. It takes action through resolutions and decisions.

Thematic Discussions

To foster the implementation of all international drug policy commitments in the follow-up to the 2019 Ministerial Declaration, the CND holds annually thematic discussions.

Annual Report Questionnaire

As mandated by the CND, Member States are asked to report data on the national drug situation through an annual report questionnaire (ARQ).

Expert and Working Groups

The CND establishes expert and working groups to examine specific issues and report back to the Commission.