Overview of the 64th CND side events co-organised by WFAD

In a unique setting, the 64th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs has come to an end. The CND was predominantly organised online. Traditionally, the Civil Society organise side events throughout the CND and continued to do so online. This year, WFAD has proudly been part of the organisation of four different side events and is grateful for the engaged participation and the positive feedback.

Learning from the Crisis: Recovery Work during the COVID Pandemic

On Monday, April 12, this side event showcased the challenges of the crisis, the adaptation by NGOs, and what has been learned to bring into the future.

Find the summary of the event here
Find the recorded side event here

“My Life in Recovery” – Experiences on Data and Recovery Journeys of Women Across Europe

On Tuesday, April 13, “My Life in Recovery” provided a valuable insight into research and experiences of women in recovery, emphasising the importance of a gender perspective in future research and services for addiction recovery.

Find the summary of the event here
Find the recorded side event here

Reframing Global Prevention Practices & Policies During COVID-19

On Wednesday, April 14, this side event highlighted the relation between COVID and the worrying increase of alcohol consumption and the responses from the community regarding prevention.

Find the recorded side event here

The following links/resources were shared along with the side event:

The Way Forward: Developing Gender-Sensitive Treatment Programmes to Eradicate Barriers for Women

On Thursday, April 15, this side event presented the ‘Way Forward’ document, while also focussing on trauma-informed treatment and practical examples from Iran, responding to the fact that women who use drugs face barriers limiting access to treatment and recovery options and are underrepresented in treatment and research.

Find the summary of the event here
Find the recorded side event here

A date for the launch event of the Way Forward document will be announced soon!

 

Find further information and official documents/statements submitted by the Member States and Organisations on the website of the 64th CND.

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