67th Commission on Narcotic Drugs – Regular Sessions – March 18-22, 2024

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs has started its High-Level Sessions on March 14th and will continue its Regular Sessions on March 18th.

The High-Level Sessions are held to conduct the 2024 Mid-Term Review, focusing on taking stock of the implementation of all existing international drug policy commitments and the work to accelerate the implementation of the commitments from 2024 to 2029. The General Debate can be followed via a live stream by all. 


The Regular Sessions will revolve around the Plenary Session (live stream) and Side Events organised by Civil Society Organisations. We are honoured to share the 11 side events we are [co-]hosting this year. Some of the side events will be in a hybrid format and can be followed online! For those attending the CND in person, we strongly encourage you to visit our exhibition on Children Matter – Right to a Drug-Free Childhood and the Importance of Youth Engagement in M1.

For more information and the latest updates regarding the CND itself, visit the CND website. For an overview of all side events, access the CND Agenda here.

Monday, March 18th

11.00-11.30 – NGO Update Briefing – Room CR-7 (7th floor C-Building) – Register to Join Online

Tuesday, March 19th

08.00-08.50 – Unveiling Gender Dynamics – Exploring Drug Dependence, Recovery, and Policy Matters in the Global Conversation Around Women

Side event organised by the Stichting Eurad (Europe Against Drugs) with the support of the Drug Free America Foundation, the Drug Policy Centre in Sweden, San Patrignano, Sheffield City Council, the Sheffield Recovery Forum, the Turkish Green Crescent Society, and the World Federation Against Drugs

Room M7

11.00-12.00 – Informal Dialogue with theWHO – Room CR-7 (7th floor, C-Building) – Join Online

13.00-13.50 – Connecting Parallels – Reaching Milestones in Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery through East African Network Partnerships

Side event organised by the Réveil Communautaire d’Assistance aux Victimes with the support of Community Outreach Burundi, the Crisis Resolving Centre, C-Sema, the Organisation pour la Promotion Agro-Pastorale et le Développement au Congo, the Recovery Solutions Treatment and Counselling Centre, the Slum Child Foundation, the Soberlife Mentorship Society, the Uganda Alcohol Policy Alliance, the Uganda Youth Development Link, the Willingway Wellness Foundation and the World Federation Against Drugs

Room M0E07 or Join Online

13.00-13.50 – Achieving Social and Work Integration for Justice-Involved Individuals with Substance Use Disorders: Good Practices and Key Principles (incl. Spanish Translation)

Side event organised by the San Patrignano Foundation with the support of Italy, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, the Association Proyecto Hombre, Dianova International, Drug Free America Foundation, Europe for Action on Drugs, the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission of the Organization of American States, Proslavi Oporavak – Celebrate Recovery, the Recovered Users Network and the World Federation Against Drugs

Room M0E79 or Join Online

13.30-14.20 – A Global Position Paper on Recovery – United Voices for Drug Demand Reduction

Side event organised by Serbia with the support of the United Kingdom, the UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs, the Croatian Institute of Public Health, the Drug Free America Foundation, Proslavi Oporavak – Celebrate Recovery, the World Federation Against Drugs, the RUN Recovered Users Network and the Association Proyecto Hombre

Room M3

Wednesday, March 20th

9.00-10.00 – Informal Dialogue with CND Chair – Room CR-7 (7th Floor, C-Building) – Join Online

11.00-12.00 – Informal Dialogue with theUNODC Executive Director – Room CR-7 (7th Floor, C-Building) – Join Online

12.00-13.30- Luncheon on the Global Impacts of Changing Marijuana Policies

Hosted by DFAF, WFAD and the African Union

At the Vienna International Center Restaurant, Mozart Room

13.00-13.50 – The Role of Youth Participation in Drug Policy and Drug Prevention

Side event organised by Pakistan Youth Organization with the support of the Drug Free America Foundation, the Mian Afzal Trust Hospital Gupranwala, Pakistan, and the World Federation Against Drugs

Room M0E05 or Join Online

16.00-17.30 – VNGOC Annual General Meeting– Room CR-7 (7th-floor C-building) and online
During the Annual General Meeting, the election of three new board members will take place. To be eligible to vote, your organisation must be in good standing (having paid the 2023 and 2024 membership fees if applicable). Use this link to find out how to pay the membership fees and/or complete the exemption form.

Thursday, March 21st

08.00-08.50 – We Are All Together– Working on Drug Demand Reduction Strategies Through the Continuum of Care

Side event organised by the Drug Free America Foundation with the support of the Association of Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers of Macau, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, Proslavi Oporavak – Celebrate Recovery, the Dhaka Ahsania Mission, the Recovered Users Network and the World Federation Against Drugs

Room M3

08.00-08.50 – Responses to Synthetic Drugs – Areas for Action

Side event organised by the Nusroto Al-Anashid Association with the support of the Drug Free America Foundation, the Prison Fellowship International and the World Federation Against Drugs

Room M0E100

9.00-10.00 – Informal Dialogue with INCB president – Room CR-7 (7th Floor, C-Building) – Join Online

09.10-10.00 – Normalisation of Substance Use on Digital Platforms and its Influence on Youth Lifestyle Choices

Side event organised by the World Federation Against Drugs with the support of the United States, the UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, the Drug Free America Foundation, the Fourth Wave Foundation and Proslavi Oporavak – Celebrate Recovery

Room M6 or Join Online

11.00-12.00 – Informal Dialogue with OHCHR, UNAIDS, and UNDP – Room CR-7 (7th Floor, C-Building) – Join Online

13.00-13.50 – The Declaration of Oviedo -2024 Global Initiative on Drug Use Prevention

Side event organised by the Association Proyecto Hombre with the support of Spain, the UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe, the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs, the World Federation Against Drugs and Dianova International

Room M6

13.00-13.50 – Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Implementing Synthetic Drug Strategies

Side event organised by the Jordan Anti Drugs Society with the support of Jordan, the United States, the Turkish Green Crescent and the World Federation Against Drugs

M0E07 or Join Online

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