Adoption of final report of CND

Chair of the CoW
We had before us 16 draft proposals which have been approved by the Committee of the Whole. A full list of the resolutions is available at: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/commissions/CND/session/56-draft-resolutions.html. There has been a request to consider the draft resolution on Afghanistan first.

Resolution E/CN7/2013/L10/REF1 – Strengthening international cooperation in combating illicit opiates originating in Afghanistan through continuous and reinforced support to the Paris Pact initiative
Co-sponsors: Russia, Austria, Finland, Italy, France, Norway, Ukraine, USA, India
Financial implications presented by the Secretariat.
Text now adopted.
Afghanistan: We have made significant progress in Afghanistan in terms of political, social and economic areas. We are committed to do our part in fighting against drugs and collaborating internationally in that regard. We express our gratitude to all countries helping Afghanistan in our efforts to fight this global challenge, which needs a balanced and comprehensive approach based on the principle of shared responsibility. We have reservations on some aspects of the resolutions, including on the title of the resolution. We did not join the consensus on it. We ask the Secretariat to record this reservation.


Resolution E/CN7/2013/L2/REF1 – Enhancing international cooperation in the identification and reporting of new psychoactive substances
Co-sponsors: Australia, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Peru, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, Austria, Denmark, France, Indonesia, Ireland, italy, Norway, St Lucia, El Salvador, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Canada, Czech Republic, Portugal, Egypt, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, etc.
Financial implications presented by the Secretariat.
Text now adopted.

Resolution E/CN7/2013/L3/REF1 – Promoting the sharing of expertise in and knowledge on forensic drug profiling
Co-sponsors: Argentina, Ireland on behalf of EU, Ukraine, Albania, Croatia, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Thailand, USA, Mexico, Lebanon, Philippines, Lichtenstein, Israel
Financial implications presented by the Secretariat.
Text now adopted.

Resolution E/CN7/2013/L4/REF1 – Intensifying the efforts to achieve the targets of the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS among people who use drugs, in particular the target to reduce HIV transmission among people who inject drugs by 50 per cent by 2015
Co-sponsors: Andorra, Albania, Australia, Croatia, El Salvador, Ireland, Israel, Norway and St Lucia, Greece, New Zealand, Switzerland, Peru, Mexico, Kenya, Costa Rica, USA, Lichtenstein
Financial implications presented by the Secretariat.
Text now adopted.

Resolution E/CN7/2013/L5/REF1 – Enhancing international cooperation to strengthen efforts in West Africa to counter illicit drug trafficking
Co-sponsors: Albania, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, EU, Russia
Financial implications presented by the Secretariat.
Text now adopted.

Resolution E/CN7/2013/L6/REF1 – Promoting the development and use of the international electronic import and export authorization system for licit international trade in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances
Co-sponsors:  Ireland, Lybia, Albania, AUstr, Croatia, Norway, Switzerland, Thailand, Russia, Egypt, USA, Turkey, Mexico, Canada, Chile
Financial implications presented by the Secretariat.
Text now adopted.

Resolution E/CN7/2013/L7/REF1 – Promoting prescription drug return initiativesCo-sponsors: Burkina Faso, Canada, Finland, Hungary, Libya, Norway, USA, Slovenia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Israel
No budgetary implications.
Text now adopted.

Resolution E/CN7/2013/L8/REF1 – Strengthening of the principle of common and shared responsibility as the basis for guiding international action in combating the world drug problem with a comprehensive and balanced approachCo-sponsors: Colombia, Salvador, Peru, Sudan, Grulac, China, Thailand, Mexico, UK, USA, Israel, UAE, Lebanon
No budgetary implications.
Text now adopted.

Resolution E/CN7/2013/L9/REF1 – Tools to improve data collection to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem
Co-sponsors: Colombia, Salvador, Guatemala/Grulac, Peru, Turkey, G77, China, Thailand, Spain, Algeria, Israel

Financial implications presented by the Secretariat (OP10).
Text now adopted.

Resolution E/CN7/2013/L11/REF1 – Improving the governance and financial situation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: recommendations of the standing open-ended intergovernmental working group on improving the governance and financial situation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Co-sponsors: Mxico, Sweden, Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland Italy, Norway, Russia, Sudan on behalf of G77, China, Switzerland, Grulac, Spain, Slovakia Slovenia, Romania, USA, Portugal, UAE
No budgetary implications
Text now adopted.

Resolution E/CN7/2013/L12/REF1 – Improving the governance and financial situation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: extension of the mandate of the standing open-ended intergovernmental working group on improving the governance and financial situation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Co-sponsors: Mexico, Sweden, Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Grulac, Italy, Norway, Russia, Sudan on behalf of G77, China, Spain, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech republic, Portugal, USA
Financial implications presented by the Secretariat.
Text now adopted.

Resolution E/CN7/2013/L13/REF1 – Preparations for the high-level review of the implementation by Member States of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem
Co-sponsors: Colombia, Ukraine, Australia, Denmark, Sudan, China, Thailand, Norway, Spain, Romania, Venezuela, USA, Israel, Czech Republic, Slovenia
Financial implications presented by the Secretariat. 
Text now adopted.

Resolution E/CN7/2013/L14/REF1 – Precursors: raising awareness on the diversion in international trade of non-scheduled substances for use as alternatives to scheduled substances in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances
Co-sponsors: Albania, Croatia, Ireland on behalf of EU, Libya, Russia, USA, Australia, Norway, New Zealand, Chile, Mexico, UAE, Venezuela, Ukraine, India, Israel
No budgetary implications.
Text now adopted.


Resolution E/CN7/2013/L15/REF1 – Strengthening international cooperation in addressing the non-medical use and abuse, the illicit manufacture and the illicit domestic and international distribution of tramadol
Co-sponsors: Bahreim, Brazil, China, Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Sudan, Qatar, Yemen, Turkey, G77, China, UAE, UK, Ukraine, USA, Italy, Kenya, Sweden
No budgetary implications.
Text now adopted.

Resolution E/CN7/2013/L16/REF1 – United Nations Guiding Principles on Alternative Development
Co-sponsors: China, Colombia, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Russia, Thailand, Peru, Albania, Australia, France, Grulac, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, G77, Spain, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Namibia, Philippines, UK, USA, Ghana, Ukraine
No budgetary implications.
Text now adopted.

Resolution E/CN7/2013/L17/REF2 – Follow-up to the Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem with respect to the development of strategies on voluntary marketing tools for products stemming from alternative development, including preventive alternative development
Co-sponsors: Bolivia, Ecuador, Spain, Germany
No budgetary implications.
Text now adopted.

Negotiations on the draft report of the CND

The report includes information on admin matters, poliy directives (item 3), implementation of the political declaration (item 5), chapter on item 4 on the implementation of the drug control treaties, chapter on item 6 on the implementation of the political declaration on international cooperation. The report does not cover item 7 (world situation on drug trafficking), item 8 (preparations for the CND 2014 and UNGASS 2016), item 9 (agenda for the 57th Session of the CND) and item 10 (other business) as those were discussed this morning.

2013/L1: 
No comments on the report, so the report is now adopted.

2013/L1/Add.1:
Para 9: Russia discusses para 9 on the participation of NGOs and civil society, they have a problem on “participation” since the CND is an inter-governmental organisation. They propose “continued assistance of continued assistance of civil society, including NGOs”.Norway  proposes a compromise position on Russia’s proposal on the “promoting the openness to civil society, including NGOs”, and Russia agrees on this proposal.
Para 10: Canada has comments on para 10: propose to remove the lines of new fundraising strategy. Japan supports Canada’s suggestion. Sweden notes suggestions by Canada, but suggests to keep the original text, so compromises to remove the problematic part of the text but keep the rest. Mexico supports Sweden’s compromise position.
China wishes to amend para 10 as well: UNODC should increase efforts on harm reduction in the golden triangle area in terms of financial resources, and we want to have this reflected in the report. If this cannot be reflected int he report, we want to see this reflected as the view of the Chinese delegation.
Para 11: Sweden suggests to delete part of the first sentence and add something to reflect the importance of programme level reporting as the default UNODC reporting method.
Para 12: USA: small change at the end of the paragraph: “review the draft new fundraising strategy”. Canada would also like to propose text for the paragraph on cost-sharing by member states for the work of UNODC.
Egypt calls for no negotiations on the text, this document is simply a reflection of the deliberations that took place. It is not a resolution, so Egypt calls on other delegations to avoid negotiating on the text as it does not call for any obligations. This position is supported by the Chair and other delegates, including Czech Republic, Canada, etc.
The report is now adopted.

2013/L1/Add.2:
Ecuador: comment on roundtable b, para 5(a) should include “alternative development”; 5(g) should include a reference to “preventive alternative development”.
Romania: Romania was the chair of the roundtable. This report is non-negotiable. We took general points into account within the word count allowed and did not want to favour one delegation over another.
Ecuador contests, it is not negotiating the document but asks for a reflection of the discussions.
Compromise: having a statement from Ecuador giving a position of the country, but the report will remain the same.
The report is now adopted.

2013/L1/Add.3:
No comments, so the report is adopted.

2013/L1/Add.4:
Para 7: Comment on harm reduction, Japan wants to add: “one member state stated that harm reduction was not necessarily applicable for all countries”. Russia agrees with Japan, and states that the approach in the report was not agreed upon by all, so would change Japan’s text “a number of member states …”.
Italy wants to include “risk and harm reduction strategies”, rather than simply “harm reduction”.
The Czech Republic recalls discussions from previous meetings on this issue. I suggest to accept Russia’s amendment, but changing it slightly into “some member states…”.
Para 10: Ecuador wants to add a reference to preventative alternative development.
The report is now adopted.

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