CND Day 5 – Norway on policy directives to the drug programme of the UNODC and strengthening the drug programme and the role of the CND

During the presentation, Norway’s delegate emphasised that human rights and gender considerations are central to Norway’s development policy. It is a precondition for funding activities that the gender perspective is integrated and it must follow the entire life of the programme. Requested the UNODC to consider this in the realignment process and the planning of regional and thematic programmes.

Concerned with reduction in financial well-being. However, added that too few countries, including Norway, are carrying too big a burden of funding the UNODC.

General purpose needs should be integrated as part of the budgetary process for special programme and funds and requested feedback from the UNODC as to how this might be done.

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