Wednesday, 10 September 2014

CND Inter-Sessional Session to discuss preparations for the UNGASS 2016 - 4 September 2014


Click here to view the presentations on UNGASS 2016

Chair (Ambassador Khaled Shamaa, Egypt): Began by introducing various procedural matters, and the agenda for the day was adopted. It is expected that UN General Assembly will adopt the UNGASS preparations resolution at their 69th Session. The Chair also encouraged Member States to invite civil society organisations from their countries to submit their contributions onto the UNGASS website – so that Member States can learn about lessons on the ground.

Friday, 18 July 2014

ECOSOC 2014 Session: Item 17 on social and human rights questions

The Economic and Social Council met on 15th and 16th July, during its  2014 Session to discuss item 7 on Social and Human Rights Questions. Item 17(d) focused on narcotic drugs (A/69/87–E/2014/80, E/2013/28/Add.1, E/2014/28 and E/INCB/2013/1). A summary of the discussions is available below.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

CND intersessional – 10th June 2014

Member States gathered at the first intersessional since the 57th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs to discuss issues related to UNGASS, law enforcement, HIV prevention and demand reduction, etc. A summary of the discussions is available below.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Uruguay Ambassador Speech to CND final CND Plenary

Uruguay Delegation Plenary Speech Unofficial Translation (Katherine Pettus)

Vienna, March 21, 2014, 57th session of the CND 
 I shall explain our position on the UNGASS resolution.
  • The world drug problem is complex. Simplistic, one size fits all approaches are inappropriate.  This is why we have always said, in this very hall, that it should be discussed at the highest level, in the most diverse international fora, and from many different perspectives.The new alternative approaches should be discussed.  
  • As a CND member state, we understand that the exercise must be broad, inclusive, and critical, supporting the development of knowledge, and contributing to the evidence-based science on this complex topic, thereby significantly promoting the health and welfare of mankind.
  • That is why it makes sense to call for a special session of the UN.  That is why we have supported Mexico’s initiative from the start, to not have yet another annual CND meeting within the current framework.