Draft resolution submitted by the chair:
Ukraine: propose another additional preamble and paragraph as follows : ‘ recalling General Assembly resolution 67/193 which decided that these activities be funded from existing resources.
St Lucia: Proposal to include a new paragraph in the pre-ample section the language from CND resolution 54/11 that encourages member states to ensure civil society plays a participatory role in development of drug control programmes and policies, in particular reference to aspects of demand reduction
US: adds to St Lucia proposals to ensure civil society rules abide by ECOSOC rules
Venezuela: Think civil society involvement is guaranteed in previous paragraphs and as such the reference to 54/11 should be removed.
Ecuador: Supports Venezuela’s proposal to remove the paragraph
UK: Supports St.Lucia in that civil society should have an important role.
Egypt: Claims reference to resolution 54/11 is out of context in this resolution and should be removed.
Norway: Agrees with St.Lucia about including this paragraph.
Pakistan: Has a counter proposal with some toned down language downplaying the role of civil society
Russia: This new paragraph that has been included does add value to the resolution and that civil society is mentioned elsewhere in the resolution and that this new paragraph from St.Lucia is not needed
Turkey: Supports Russian position to remove this new paragraph.
Netherlands: As the paragraph by “St.Lucia” include “where appropriate”, the proposed paragraph is fine as it is.
To be completed tomorrow