As the 52nd session of CND closes, we’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to CNDblog over the past 2 weeks for your help in making the debates and discussions at CND more accessible than ever before.
From the outset, the objective of CNDblog has been to make sure that the positions and statements of governments on international drug policy made at CND were available to the public, and that civil society could better hold governments accountable for those positions. In this sense, we have succeeded.
There have been over 150 individual posts and nearly 2,000 unique visitors to CNDblog over the past 10 days. CNDblog has therefore made the deliberations at the 52nd CND accessible in a manner not possible before. These proceedings will be maintained on this site as a permanent resource for civil society organisations working of drug policy and harm reduction issues.
There are many people to thank for making this experiment a success.
Thanks to the dozens of blogs and websites around the world that linked to CNDblog, reposted our materials or promoted the site.
Thanks to our many civil society partners (and many government delegations) over the past 10 days who provided us with the official texts of country statements to post on the blog.
But finally and most importantly, thanks to our small but dedicated team of bloggers who sat through days of often boring CND sessions to ensure that the key points were recorded and posted.
And to our readers, thank you for following CNDblog in 2009. We hope your found our efforts useful. Please let us know your thoughts and suggestions on the blog, and how we can make it better for next year.