Side Event: A framework for multilateralism – the pathways to and from the international drug control regime

Chair, Singapore: We’ve seen that unilateralism didn’t work and there was a turn to multilateralism. The Commission was then pushed by various activists that led to the signing of the Opium Convention, the first internationally binding agreement that was the basis for the current drug control conventions. Tomorrow is the 55th anniversary of our first …

Read more

CND 62nd Session Reconvened – Thursday, 12 December 2019

Joint meetings of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. CND chair: Welcome. Today we will consider, together with the CCPJ, agenda items regarding administrative questions and inter-governmental working groups and staff composition of UNODC. CND will have a separate meeting tomorrow, with a statement by Yuri Fedotov (UNODC …

Read more

Thematic sessions – Follow up to the 2019 Ministerial Declaration, 18 October

Third round of thematic sessions on the implementation of all international drug policy commitments following up to the 2019 Ministerial Declaration Theme addressed: ‘… synthetic opioids and the non-medical use of prescription drugs pose increasing risks to public health and safety, as well as scientific, legal and regulatory challenges, including with regard to the scheduling of substances’ Background …

Read more

Thematic sessions – Follow up to the 2019 Ministerial Declaration, 17 October

Second round of thematic sessions on the implementation of all international drug policy commitments following up to the 2019 Ministerial Declaration Theme addressed: ‘… illicit cultivation and production and manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, as well as the illicit trafficking in those substances and in precursors, have reached record levels, and that the illicit demand for …

Read more