Islamic Republic of Iran

Participation of Islamic Republic of Iran
in the 61st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Tehran, 11 March 2018 - UNODC Iran supported participation of a high-level delegation from the Islamic Republic of Iran to the 61 st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), scheduled to be held in Vienna on 12-16 March 2018.

The high-level delegation from the Islamic Republic of Iran led by the Minister of Interior and Secretary General of Drug Control Headquarters (DCHQ). The delegation consists of senior officials from DCHQ; Ministry of Interior; Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education; and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the CND session event Iranian delegation has planned several high level meetings with coming delegations and UNODC leadership.

The CND session has started today with a video message from United Nations Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres, who said that on drug control, the international community had an "opportunity to chart a better and balanced path for decades to come".

The 61st session will consider over the week resolutions on topics such as combating the synthetic opioid crisis, protecting children, strengthening drug prevention in schools, measures to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, and preparations for the planned ministerial segment at the Commission session in 2019.

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs serves as the central policymaking body within the United Nations system on drugs. Along with the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, it is one of the governing bodies of UNODC. Its resolutions and decisions provide guidance to Member States, UNODC and the broader global community.

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