COMMISSION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS THEMATIC SESSIONS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ALL INTERNATIONAL DRUG POLICY COMMITMENTS, FOLLOWING-UP TO THE 2019 MINISTERIAL DECLARATION, 19-21 OCTOBER 2021

Agenda

Multiyear Workplan 2019-2023: Implementation of all our international drug policy commitments, following up to the 2019 ministerial declaration “Strengthening Our Actions at the National, Regional and International Levels to Accelerate the Implementation of our Joint Commitments to Address and Counter the World Drug Problem” 

The first intersessional meeting of the 64th session of the Commission took place from 19-21 October 2021 and included thematic sessions on the implementation of all international drug policy commitments, following-up to the 2019 Ministerial Declaration

Thematic session 1: Increasing links between drug trafficking, corruption and other forms of organized crime, including trafficking in persons, trafficking in firearms, cybercrime and money-laundering and, in some cases, terrorism, including money-laundering in connection with the financing of terrorism, are observed; (19 October 2021)

Thematic session 2: The value of confiscated proceeds of crime related to money-laundering arising from drug trafficking at the global level remains low; (20 October 2021)

Thematic session 3: The criminal misuse of information and communications technologies for illicit drug-related activities is increasing; (21 October 2021)

The three-day meeting was held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6:00 p.m (Vienna Time).

Procedural Report

Please click here to have access to the Procedural Report for the 2021 CND Thematic Discussions.

Panelists

Please click the photos below to access the biographies of the panelists and experts for the 2021 CND thematic discussions.
Thematic session 1
Thematic session 2
Thematic session 3

Background Paper

Please click the icons below for the background paper in 6 UN official languages on the topics to be discussed by the CND at the thematic discussions to be held in October 2021.

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            English 

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            French

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presentations and statements

Presentations and statements can be found on the dedicated website.

Video messages

Ambassador Dominika Krois, Chair of the 64th CND Session
Jo Dedeyne-Amann, Secretary to the CND and Chief of SGB
Michiel van Dyk, Head of The GLOBAL PROGRAMME AGAINST MONEY-LAUNDERING
      
Hernan Epstein, Research and Analysis Branch of UNODC
Live Brenna, the Global programme on Cybercrime of UNODC
Tiphanie Crittin, Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section

GUIDANCE FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MEETINGS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, VIENNA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

COVID-19 Quick guide, Vienna International Centre Medical Service

VIDEO: Precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

VIC MEETING GUIDELINES: COVID-19, Guidance for participants of meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic, Vienna International Centre Medical Service

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All persons entering the VIC are required to comply with the low epidemiological risk criteria as defined by the Host Country:

  • proof of a full vaccination not older than 360 days and valid from the date of second vaccination, or proof of full vaccination with a vaccine that does not require a booster shot (e.g. Johnson & Johnson) not older than 360 days and valid from the 22nd day after vaccination; or proof of one vaccination dose not older than 360 days following a positive PCR test or positive antibodies test
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  • proof of a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours (as applied in Vienna), or a rapid antigen test not older than 24 hours.

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