About the High-level Review

In 1998 the General Assembly adopted a Political Declaration on the World Drug Problem, aimed at enhancing international cooperation in countering the world drug problem. Specific goals and targets were agreed to reduce the supply and the demand for illicit drugs.

In March 2009, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs evaluated the progress made since 1998, identified future priorities and areas for further action and as a result adopted the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem.

The Plan of Action has three parts: demand reduction and related measures; supply reduction and related measures; and countering money-laundering and promoting judicial cooperation to enhance international cooperation.

In March 2014 at its 57th session, the Commission will review the progress made by Member States in implementing the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action. A brief joint ministerial statement will be issued at the conclusion of the high-level review, identifying achievements, challenges and priorities for further action. 

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