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Registration for the 64th Session of the CND - General


Member States

Member and Observer States 


United Nations Bodies and Entities, UN Secretariat and Specialized Agencies, United Nations Institutes, Regional Commissions, Special Rapporteurs and Special Representatives of the Secretary-General 

Intergovermental Organizations and Other Entities

Intergovernmental Organizations 

Non-Governmental Organizations

NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC 




Please click here for the revised organizational arrangements for the 64th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (6 April 2021)


The regular session will be conducted in a hybrid format, combining an in-person component with online participation.

In-person audience is limited to the following plenary meetings:

  • Opening session (including election of officers, adoption of agenda; ceremonial opening segment commemorating the anniversaries of the 1961 and the 1971 Conventions and adoption of the Joint statement on the COVID-19 pandemic at the opening of the general debate):
    Monday, 12 April 2021, 9-11 a.m.
  • Consideration of WHO/ECDD Recommendations:
    Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 12 noon – 2 p.m.  (voting is to happen in person)
  • Closing session (including adoption of resolutions and report):
    Friday, 16 April 2021, 3 to 5 p.m.

The other plenary meetings and the meetings of the Committee of the Whole, as well as the related informal consultations, will be held in a podium-only format without in-person audience. “Podium-only” means that only the Chair and the Secretariat are present at the VIC.

The in-person audience for the above-referred to meetings will be limited to United Nations Member and Observer States, and a limited number of delegates from UN Entities, IGOs and NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC. The Plenary meetings will be held in the plenary room of the M-Building (Plenary hall), the biggest room in the VIC: 

Meeting times will be as follows:

First Day, Monday, 12 April, 2021:

9 – 11 am:


12 – 2 pm:


3 – 5 pm:


6 – 8 pm:


Tuesday, 13 April – Thursday, 15 April:

9 – 11 am:


12 – 2 pm:


3 – 5 pm:


6 – 8 pm:


Last Day, Friday, 16 April, 2021:

9 – 11 am:


12 – 2 pm:


3 – 5 pm:



The pre-session consultations will be held in a podium-only format without in-person audience on Friday, 9 April 2021, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. “Podium-only” means that only the Chair and the Secretariat are present at the VIC. 


There will be in the plenary room one seat reserved for in-person participation for each United Nations Member and Observer State. In addition, there will be eight seats for UN Entities, eight seats for IGOs and eight seats for NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC reserved in the Plenary hall, which will be assigned on a “first come, first served”-basis. The in-person slots for NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC will be coordinated through the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs.

In light of the COVID-19 developments, journalists will be requested to follow the session online.

Access to the Conference Rooms

Access to the conference rooms is limited to one delegate per Member State, entity or organization at any given time under the conditions mentioned below:

Floating badges

The Secretariat will issue two types of badges to delegates who have been registered as in-person participants to the Conference:

1) Individual main badges for in-person registered participants
2) Floating delegation badges without individual participants' names

In order to allow for physical distancing measures in the conference room, only participants with both the individual main badge and the floating badge are allowed into the conference room.

Floating badges will be handed out together with the individual badges at the registration desk at the VIC Gate 1. The badges can be picked up on Friday, 9 April, prior to the pre-session consultations, at Gate 1 from 9 am to 12 noon.  


In-person Member States participants who want to have an online speaker’s role, need to be also registered as online speaker in the registration form.

UN Entities, IGO and NGO representatives nominated to participate in-person, who want to have also an online speaker’s role, need to be also registered as online speaker in the official letter.


Speakers will receive a speaker link that technically enables them to request the floor. It is possible that more speakers use the speaker link jointly from the same device.

Please click here for the steps to participate in a meeting with remote simultaneous interpretation.


Observers will be in a position to follow the proceedings of the plenary on the webcast.  


Simultaneous interpretation in all official United Nations languages will be provided for the Plenary and the Committee of the Whole, as well as the pre-session consultations. 


All in-person participants are required to observe the COVID-19-related sanitary measures during the whole session. The most recent version will be published on the website of the Commission. In particular, participants may not attend the meeting if they show symptoms associated with COVID-19.

In line with the system used in the UN headquarters building in New York, participants automatically declare, by swiping their badge on entry to the VIC, as a condition of their entry that they:

(i) Have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days;
(ii) Have not had symptoms consistent with COVID-19 in the last 14 days; and
(iii) Have not had close contact with someone with COVID-19 or symptoms consistent with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
(iv) Have proof of a negative COVID-19 test, not older than 72 hours for a PCR Test and 48 hours for a Rapid Antigen Test.
(v) Agree to assume any health risks related to their attendance.
(vi) Are familiar with and will adhere to the provisions set out in the “Guidance for in-person participants”.

Participants who join the 64th session in person can take a COVID-19 rapid test at Austria Center (U1 Kaisermuehlen and Drive-In) before entering the VIC. Tests are free of charge and available for everybody, including persons without health insurance in Austria. Please register and make an appointment online and bring a photo ID.

Please click here for more COVID-19 related information for the 64th session of the CND. 


Registration is open on Wednesday, 24 March and
will close on Wednesday, 7 April 2021.

***Click here to register ***


Registration for participation in the 64th session of the Commission has to be done via the United Nations registration platform  INDICO. INDICO is based on the principle of self-registration by individual participants. Each participant attending in-person or online must register in INDICO with his/her personalized INDICO profile (pls. see below under “steps to register”).

Every participant has to have a personalized INDICO profile (create one here).

To register for the event, go to the event form in Indico (please see link above) and click on “apply”. In the form, all fields marked with * are mandatory.

Please check under your respective category for detailed information on the registration process and the document(s) to be uploaded.

Profile creation and Register for an event [video]
Step-by-step guide: ID creation and registration – 64th CND  [pdf]

NOTE:   Late registration and switching of roles will not be possible. The numbers of both in-person as well as online participants per delegation will be limited and, as such, delegations are encouraged to register as early as possible. 

For any inquiries relating to the 64th session of the CND, please contact: