The Commission on Narcotic Drugs
The Commission on Narcotic Drugs is the central policymaking body within the United Nations system dealing with drug-related matters. In line with the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action, the Commission monitors the world drug situation, develops strategies on international drug control and recommends measures to combat the world drug problem, including through reducing demand for drugs, promoting alternative development initiatives and adopting supply reduction measures. In 2014, the Commission will conduct a high-level review of the implementation of the Political Declaration.
The Commission provides Member States with a venue to exchange expertise, experiences and information on drug-related matters and to develop a coordinated response. It also has functions under the international drug control treaties, for example with regard to the substances under international control.
Meetings in the current year:
• Special event of the fifty-sixth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, devoted to the commemoration of the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2013
- 23rd HONLEA Africa, Addis Ababa,16-20 September 2013
- 23rd HONLEA Latin America and the Caribbean, 30 September - 4 October 2013
- 48th Subcommission on Illicit Drug Traffic and Related Matters in the Near and Middle East 2013
• Fifty-sixth Reconvened session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Vienna, 12-13 December 2013
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