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Commission on Narcotic Drugs resolution 56/12 sets out the preparations for the high-level review of the implementation by Member States of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem

Documents made available pursuant to CND resolution 56/12:

(a) The first report of the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on action taken by Member States to implement the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem:

 

(b) The outcome of the thematic round-table discussions of the Commission at its fifty-third through fifty-sixth sessions:

  • 53rd session: Outcome of the thematic debate on (a) Effective means of raising awareness about the risks of abusing drugs, including cannabis, giving special attention to addressing in a comprehensive manner the specific needs of women, men, youth and children; (b) Measures to improve the understanding of drug addiction as a chronic but treatable multifactorial health disorder; (c) Regional and interregional cooperation; (d) Importance of research and the collection, reporting and analysis of data for raising awareness about the world drug problem.
  • 54th session: Outcome of the thematic roundtable discussions on (a) Regional and international cooperation in combating the world drug problem and its connection with organized crime; (b) Revitalization of the principle of common and shared responsibility as the centrepiece of international cooperation to confront the challenges posed by the world drug problem, in a manner consistent with the relevant United Nations conventions and declarations; (c) Addressing key public health and safety issues such as addictive behaviours by youth and drugged driving.
  • 55th session: Outcome of the thematic roundtable discussions on (a) Counter-narcotics efforts and the principle of common and shared responsibility: opportunities and challenges; (b) Measures to prevent diversion of substances frequently used in the manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances from domestic distribution channels, including by strengthening partnerships with the private sector.
  • 56th session: (a) Demand reduction and related measures; (b) Supply reduction and related measures; (c) Countering money-laundering and promoting judicial cooperation to enhance international cooperation.

 

(c) Relevant studies and reports from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the International Narcotics Control Board, the subsidiary bodies of the Commission and other relevant United Nations agencies:

UNODC

The 2013 World Drug Report was launched in Vienna on 26 June, on the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, in a special event that took place within the framework of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. More information on this event, including the Chair's summary, may be found here.

 

INCB

Relevant information submitted by INCB

Control of precursors

  

Subsidiary bodies of the CND

 

(d) Other relevant information related to the world drug problem from relevant international and regional organizations (as received):

(e) Other relevant information related to the world drug problem from civil society and the private sector: