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CND Side Event Programme 2021

The Secretariat only coordinates the side events and facilitates the dissemination of relating information. The sole responsibility for the content of the side events (including promotional material and the events themselves) as well as for the related technical arrangements lies with the organizers.

Please note that some side events might require pre-registration! Kindly reach out to the indicated email address with any question on the side event.

Thursday, 15 April - 9.00 to 9.50 a.m. (Vienna time)

Emergence of methamphetamine production in South-West Asia
Organized by the UNODC Country Office Afghanistan 

New trends in the illicit drug markets in Africa
Organized by the Institute for Security Studies 

Promoting evidence-based drug policies and interventions enshrined in human rights in Europe
Organized by the Association Proyecto Hombre with the support of Portugal, and Spain, and the Council of Europe, the European Union and the European Union Civil Society Forum on Drugs

Thursday, 15 April - 10.00 to 10.50 a.m. (Vienna time)

Going Beyond the Screams – The Role of Implementing Evidence-Based Addiction Prevention Interventions with Comparative Examples from NGOs in the Africa Region
Organized by the Green Crescent Health Development Initiative, Nigeria (GHI) with the support of the Slum Child Foundation, the Somali Green Crescent Society and the Sudanese Green Crescent Society 

Addressing the harms of criminalisation and policing with criminal justice and drug policy reform
Organized by the Norwegian Association for Humane Drug Policies with the support of Norway, and the Drug Policy Alliance, the International Drug Policy Consortium, NoBox Philippines, Release, and StreetLawPH.

Way forward – Developing gender-sensitive treatment programmes to eradicate barriers for women
Organized by the World Federation Against Drugs with the support of Dianova International, Proslavi Oporavak/Celebrate Recovery and the Women’s Organizations Committee on Alcohol and Drugs Issues (WOCAD)

Decriminalisation – what works and what does not
Organized by Movendi International

Frontliners for Curbing Substance Use Among Children / Youths During Covid-19
Organized by the Slum Child Foundation with the support of the National Anti-Drug Union and the UNODC Civil Society Unit 

Thursday, 15 April - 13.10 to 14.00 a.m. (Vienna time)

Access to Controlled Medicines During COVID-19: meeting the needs of patients around the world
Organized by Belgium with the support of Australia, Canada, El Salvador, France, Lithuania, the Russian Federation, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and the UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, the International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care, the International Narcotics Control Board, the Union for Cancer Control, the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs and the World Health Organization

The National Drug Control Master Plan (NDCMP) 2021 – 2025: Towards an evidence-based, integrated and balanced approach to drug control
Organized by Nigeria 

Tackling Trafficking of NPS and Synthetic Opioids through Public-Private Partnership
Organized by the Republic of Korea with the support of Canada, India, Japan, and the United States of America, and the International Narcotics Control Board 

Civil Society and COVID-19 – responses during the pandemic
Organized by the UNODC Civil Society Unit with the support of Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs 

Fostering sub-regional cooperation for drugs and NPS control in Central Asia
Organized by the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia with the support of Turkmenistan
Meeting ID: 899 5940 8331     Passcode: 573494

The Role of Family and Schools in Working with youth and students in Addiction Prevention
Organized by Yayasan Green Crescent Indonesia with the support of the Conectados pela Vida, the Thailand Green Crescent, and the UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section
Passcode: 199860  

Celebrating the five-year anniversary of the UNGASS: Progress made, ongoing challenges
Organized by International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) with the support of Portugal, and the European Union, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNAIDS and the World Health Organization 

A new chapter in law enforcement influencing drug policy
Organized by Law Enforcement Action Partnership 

Adult drug use and regulation: the future of drug policies?
Organized by Acción Técnica Social with the support of Instituto RIA 

Thursday, 15 April - 14.10 to 15.00 a.m. (Vienna time)

Confronting Emerging Synthetic Drug Challenges
Organized by the United States

Gender in the Criminal Justice System: Exploring Evidence-based Alternatives to Incarceration for Drug-related Offences
Organized by Costa Rica with the support of Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (ES-CICAD)/Secretariat for Multidimensional Security of the Organization of American States (OAS)

The new ARQ on the starting blocks
Organized by the UNODC Data Development and Dissemination Section

Illicit Drug Economies and the Environment
Organized by the UNODC Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs with the support of Germany, and the Centro de Estudios de Seguridad y Dorgas, CESED, Universidad de los Andes

Contribution of sport and sport-based interventions to substance use prevention - reviewing the evidence and promising practices
Organized by the UNODC Justice Section under the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration with the support of the Dominican Republic, and the UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section

Strengthening the prevention and treatment of problematic cannabis use
Organized by Dianova International with the support of the European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies (ENCOD), the European Federation of Therapeutic Communities and Rotary International

Social and Emotional Learning for prevention of drug use, violence and mental health: Needs and lessons learned in the context of COVID-19 and its aftermath
Organized by the Lions Club International Foundation, and the UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section

Raising voices: Empowering female farmers in drug crop cultivation areas
Organized by the Open Society Foundations with the support of Germany