Plenary Session: Item 10. Contributions by the Commission to the work of the Economic and Social Council, in line with General Assembly resolution 68/1, including follow-up to and review and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Third Vice Chair: (…)

Thailand: UNGASS 2016, Member States welcomed 2030 agenda and noted efforts to assist the attainment of SDGs and drug control should be complementary. Efforts on drug control correspond to various SDGs. We encourage the CND to contributing to the High Level Political Forum on SDGs in July 2018. We believe that the application and practical implementation of the UN Guidelines on AD can contribute to achieve SDGs. (…) Thailand is committed to be at the forefront of efforts to attain SDGs and cooperate with regional partners on the matter. We work with Colombia and Peru to ask CND to convene and expert group meeting on the matter of AD. We encourage countries to send experts for the meeting.

Switzerland: In 2015 all states committed to not leaving anyone behind. And that human rights were protected and respected. It’s the duty of all stakeholders to contribute to this goal. Switzerland believes in a credible review mechanism on SDGs. We will present it at the High Level Political Forum. We welcome the contributions made by the Chair to the HLPF of 2017. The meeting focused inter alia on Goal 3, the Chair also took into account all positions expressed by Member States. (…) UNODC and WHO, along with UNAIDS and the OHCHR are entities directly affected by the consequences of policies implemented in the framework of the world drug problem.

United States: We welcome the recommendations of ECOSOC. CND is the lead policymaking body on the issue. The Outcome Document promotes increased coordination. Valuable recommendations on scheduling. And medical availability. UNAIDS provides perspective of subset of drug users. ECOSOC should continue socialising UNGASS Outcome Document within UN system. (…) Civil society representatives who provide assistance to medical (…) We encourage CND to enhance involvement (…). The SDGs agenda is a non-binding document. Each country has its own development agenda.

UNODC: The CND is one of the functional commissions of ECOSOC. Addresses the SDGs and submits recommendations and contributions. UNODC contributes to the review of progress towards SDGs. UNODC is the custodian of 15 SDG indicators on its own or jointly. Our Research branch monitors it based on data provided by Member States. (…)

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