65th Session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (#CND65) – CND Blog Index

Below, the CND Blog offers an Index of the close-to-120 hours of real-time non-literal blogging material captured during the 65th UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

INDEX

  • Plenary
  • Committee of the Whole
  • Side Events
  • Informal Dialogues

 

Plenary

 

Opening of the 65th Session of the CND
Item 1. Election of officers
Item 2. Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters
Item 3. General debate

Monday, 14 March:
10:00 – 12:00 (Morning sessions)
14:00 – 16:00 / 18:00-20:00 (Afternoon sessions)
20:15 – 16:00 (Night session)

Tuesday, 15 March
10:00 – 12:00

Wednesday, 16 March
10:00 -12:00


Item 4. Strategic management, budgetary and administrative questions

Tuesday, 15 March
10:00 – 12:00
14:00 – 16:00

Thursday, 17 March
14:00 – 16:00


Item 5. Implementation of the international drug control treaties 

Tuesday, 15 March
18:00 – 20:00

Wednesday, 16 March
10:00 -12:00
14:00 -16:00


Item 6. Follow-up to the implementation at the national, regional and international levels of all commitments, as reflected in the Ministerial Declaration of 2019, to address and counter the world drug problem

Wednesday, 16 March:
10:00 -12:00
14:00 – 16:00 / 18:00 – 20:00

Thursday, 17 March:
10:00 -12:00


Item 7. Inter-agency cooperation and coordination of efforts in addressing and countering the world drug problem

Wednesday, 16 March:
17:00 -19:00

Thursday, 17 March:
10:00 -12:00


Item 8. Recommendations of the subsidiary bodies of the Commission

Thursday, 17 March:
14:00 – 16:00


Item 9. Contributions by the Commission to the work of the Economic and Social Council, in line with General Assembly resolution 72/305, including follow-up to and review and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Thursday, 17 March:
17:00 – 19:00

Friday, 18 March:
10:00 – 12:00


Item 10. Provisional agenda for the sixty-sixth session of the Commission
Item 11. Other business

Friday, 18 March:
10:00 – 12:00


Item 12. Adoption of the report of the Commission on its sixty-fifth session

Friday, 18 March:
18:00 – 19:00


 

Committee of the Whole

 

Resolution L.2. 

Monday, 14 March
14:00 – 16:00 

Tuesday, 15 March
10:00 – 12:00 

Wednesday, 16 March
10:00 – 12:00 


Resolution L.3.

Monday, 14 March
14:00 – 16:00 

Wednesday, 16 March
18:00 – 20:00 


Resolution L.4. 

Monday, 14 March
14:00 – 16:00 

Wednesday, 16 March
17:00 – 19:00 

Thursday, 17 March 2022
17:00 – 19:00 

Friday, 18 March 2022
10:00 – 12:00 


Resolution L.5. 

Tuesday, 15 March 2022
14:00 – 16:00 

Thursday, 17 March 2022
10:00 – 12:00
17:00 – 20:00 

Friday, 18 March 2022
10:00 – 12:00 

Friday, 18 March 2022
12:00 – 14:00 


Resolution L.7.

Monday, 14 March 2022
18:00 – 20:00 

Tuesday, 15 March 2022
10:00 – 12:00
14:00 – 16:00 

Thursday, 17 March 2022
10:00 – 12:00
17:00 – 20:00 

Friday, 18 March 2022
10:00 – 12:00

Friday, 18 March 2022
12:00 – 14:00 


 

Side events

 

Monday, 14 March 2022

12:15 – 13:05

Ending inequalities for people who use drugs: How the global HIV response can transform drug policy (and vice versa)
Organised by Medecins du monde with the support of Australia, the Netherlands, and the International Network of People who Use Drugs, the UNAIDS and the UNODC HIV/AIDS Section

13:10 – 14:00

Mainstreaming a gender perspective in the treatment of drug use disorders
Organized by Sweden with the support of Mexico, and the UNODC Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Section and the World Health Organization

Drug trafficking through gender lenses: women’s involvement and impact on their lives
Organized by the UNODC Drug Research Section

Police and drug treatment together: the global emergence of deflection as a humanitarian crime reduction approach to drugs
Organized by the Chicago T.A.S.C. Inc. with the support of the Council of Europe – Pompidou Group, the Knowmad Institut gemeinnützige UG (haftungsbeschränkt), the Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative and the Villa Maraini Foundation

Let’s talk about drugs – substance education among the youth
Organized by the Youth Organisations for Drug Action with the support of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association


Tuesday, 15 March 2022

09:00 – 09:50

Collaboration with civil society and governments in drug policies
Organized by Lithuania with the support of the Czech Republic, and the Council of Europe – Pompidou Group and the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association

Introducing the Asia-Pacific Civil Society Common Position on Drugs
Organized by the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs with the support of Australia, and the Associacao de Tratamento de Toxicodependentes de Macau, the International Movement for Advancement of Education Culture Social & Economic Development, the Pakistan Youth Organization and the UNODC Civil Society Unit

Legalizing the drug wars: A regulatory history of UN drug control
Organized by the World Society of Victimology with the support of Mexico, and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

The green wave hits Europe: recent cannabis regulation initiatives in Europe
Organized by the Forum Droghe Associazione Movimento per il Contenimento dei Danni with the support of Malta, and the Associazone Luca Coscioni, the International Drug Policy Consortium, the Transnational Institute, the Washington Office on Latin America and Transform Drug policy Foundation

12:15 – 13:05

Prevention of overdoses and drug-related deaths
Organized by the Netherlands with the support of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Ireland, Slovenia, Sweden, and the European Union

Impact of cannabis legalization from a scientific perspective
Organized by the UNODC, Research and Trend Analysis Branch with the support of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy

Promoting a public health approach in addressing and countering the world drug problem (Blog forthcoming)
Organized by the World Health Organization

13:10 – 14:00

The humanitarian approach to drug policy: opportunities and challenges for an effective cooperation between public authorities and health-based organizations
Organized by Italy with the support of the Council of Europe – Pompidou Group, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the UNODC Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Section and the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs

Links between drugs and the environment
Organized by the UNODC Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs with the support of France and Germany

Leaving no one behind: the EU’s rights-based and development-oriented approach to drug policies in cooperation initiatives in Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean
Organized by Spain with the support of Germany, Paraguay, and the European Union and the European Union Delegation to Kyrgyzstan

Human rights: the right to equitable health social and justice remedies for people who use drugs
Organized by Malta with the support of Canada, Portugal, Switzerland, and the Council of Europe – Pompidou Group

Incorporation of gender perspective in drug policies (Blog forthcoming)
Organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission, the Secretariat for Multidimensional Security of the Organization of American States with the support of Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Paraguay and the United States


Wednesday, 16 March 2022

8:00 – 08:50

Cause and effect – Making the case for evidence-based drug policy
Organized by the Fields of Green for ALL NPC with the support of the Veterans Action Council

Drug policies in context: Poverty, criminalization, and discrimination against women 
Organized by the Equis: Justicia para las Mujeres with the support of the Washington Office on Latin America

09:00 – 09:50

Drug policy in Asia: the importance of intersectional perspectives
Organized by the International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific with the support of the Health and Opportunity Network, the International Drug Policy Consortium, and the Persatuan Insaf Murni Malaysia

Driving change from a shrinking space: Challenges to effective civil society participation in drug policy making
Organized by the Brussels Federation of Institutions for Drug Addicts with the support of the Czech Republic, and the Civil Society Forum on Drugs in the EU, the Council of Europe – Pompidou Group, the European Union, and the French NGO Platform on Drug Policy

12:15 – 13:10

The inequalities that drive the HIV/AIDS epidemic among people who use drugs and people in prisons
Organized by the UNODC HIV/AIDS Section with the support of the International Network of People who Use Drugs, the UNAIDS and the World Health Organization

#Leaving no one behind: Addressing substance use disorders in humanitarian settings by providing access to services for displaced populations and host communities in acute and protracted emergencies
Organized by the UNODC Prevention Treatment Rehabilitation Section with the support of Ecuador, the United States, and the New York NGO Committee on Drugs, the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs and the World Health Organization

The Global Drug Policy Index 2021: A global tool for evaluation and accountability
Organized by the International Drug Policy Consortium with the support of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association, the Eurasian Network of People Who Use Drugs, the European Network of People who Use Drugs, the Global Drug Policy Observatory, Swansea University, the Harm Reduction International, the Middle East & North Africa Harm Reduction Association, the Women and Harm Reduction International Network and the Youth RISE

13:10 – 14:00

Addressing drug-related problems among people experiencing homelessness: Key elements for human right approaches
Organized by Argentina with the support of the Intercambios Civil Association

Facilitating access to evidence-based demand reduction services for marginalized populations
Organized by Canada with the support of Finland, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay, and the European Union

Addressing the Global Synthetic Drug Problem: UNODC Synthetic Drug Strategy
Organized by the UNODC Laboratory and Scientific Service with the support of Canada and the United States

From Coercion to Cohesion: Increased access to health care services for people with drug use disorders and associated mental health disorders in contact with the criminal justice setting
Organized by the UNODC Justice Section with the support of Indonesia, Kenya, the United States, and the UNODC Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Section, the African Union Commission, the New York NGO Committee on Drugs, the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs and the World Health Organization

On the access to Tramadol and preventing its diversification to illicit markets in the Africa Region
Organized by the Tanzania Green Crescent Community with the support of the African Union Commission, Green Crescent Health Development Initiative, the Institute of Leadership and Development and the Rwanda Youth Impact

Challenging the criminalization of poverty and marginalization in Africa – and beyond
Organized by the Penal Reform International with the support of Ghana, the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum and the International Drug Policy Consortium

The Early Warning Subsystem of the Brazilian national system of public drug policy – An innovation of a federative country
Organized by Brazil


Thursday, 17 March 2022

8:00 – 08:50

Global Access to Medicinal Cannabis: Programs, Challenges and Solutions
Organized by the European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies with the support of the Veterans Action Council

09:00 – 09:50

Responding to drug-related challenges in the cyberspace: Vulnerabilities and opportunities to engage civil society
Organized by the UNODC Civil Society Unit with the support of Switzerland, and the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs

The death penalty for drug offences: Latest developments and impact on foreign nationals
Organized by the Harm Reduction International with the support of Australia, Austria, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the Council of Europe – Pompidou Group and the European Union and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Nordic decriminalisation and criminalisation models – lessons learned
Organized by the Foreningen for Human Narkotikapolitikk with the support of the Correlation-European Harm Reduction Network and the International Drug Policy Consortium

12:15 – 13:10

Won’t Somebody Think of the Children? Youth Welfare in Drug Policy
Organized by the Students for Sensible Drug Policy with the support of Canada, the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and the Youth RISE

Young women who use drugs – Breaking the silence
Organized by the Youth RISE (Resource, Information, Support, Education) Limited with the support of the Women and Harm Reduction International Network

The shortcomings and side effects of substance scheduling
Organized by the HIV Legal Network with the support of Canada, the Netherlands, and the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation, the International Drug Policy Consortium, the Transform Drug Policy Foundation and the Transnational Institute

13:10 – 14:00

Practical measures for the prohibition of arbitrary detention in the context of drug control measures
Organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights with the support of Canada, Ghana, Nigeria, the Philippines, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the European Union, the Harm Reduction International, the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, the International Drug Policy Consortium, the International Network of People who Use Drugs, the Penal Reform International, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the UNAIDS and the World Health Organization

Promoting evidence-based interventions of civil society in collaboration with member states and international organizations

Organized by the Association Proyecto Hombre with the support of Spain, Uruguay, and the Dianova International, the Global Research Institute Foundation, the Red Iberoamericana ONGs que trabajan en Drogas y Adicciones, the UNODC Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Section and the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs

Decriminalisation in the Americas: towards a more humane drug policy
Organized by the México Unido Contra la Delincuencia with the support of Mexico, and the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation, the Elementa DDHH, the HIV Legal Network and the International Drug Policy Consortium


Friday, 18 March 2022

09:00 – 09:50

International standards for reporting cannabis and cannabis-related substances for medical purposes
Organized by the INCB Narcotic Control and Estimates Section with the support of Australia, Costa Rica, Israel, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Administración Nacional de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Tecnología Médica, the African Union Commission, the European Union and the UNODC Laboratory and Scientific Service

12:15 – 13:10

Mitigating the risks of corporate capture in emerging legal cannabis markets
Organized by the Transform Drug Policy Foundation with the support of the Global Drug Policy Observatory, the Health Limited, the International Drug Policy Consortium, the Transnational Institute and the Washington Office on Latin America

Open wound: Extrajudicial drug War killings in 2022
Organized by the DRCNet Foundation with the support of the Asian Human Rights Commission, the Associazone Luca Coscioni and the Forum Droghe

Motherhood and drug use: emerging research and on the ground evidence
Organized by the Corporación ATS Acción Técnica Social with the support of the Instituto RIA

Responsible Legal Regulation of drugs: a pathway to Good Governance and Planetary Health (Blog forthcoming)
Organized by the Health Limited with the support of the Instituto RIA and the Transnational Institute

Reaching global AIDS targets through harm reduction and reform of restrictive drug policy frameworks
Organized by the UNAIDS with the support of the Harm Reduction International, the International Drug Policy Consortium, the International Network of People who Use Drugs and the World Health Organization

13:10 – 14:00

Women who use drugs: intersecting injustice and opportunity
Organized by the UN Women with the support of Australia, and the UNODC HIV/AIDS Section and the Women and the Harm Reduction International Network

Disparities in access to internationally controlled essential medicines in the Caribbean
Organized by the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care with the support of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs and UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section

Suffering in the shadows: The impact of drug-related incarceration on family members
Organized by the Washington Office on Latin America with the support of Mexico, and the Church World Service, the International Drug Policy Consortium, the Plataforma NNAPES and the Red Internacional de Mujeres Familiares de Personas Privadas de la Libertad

Eliminating structural racism against Africans and people of African descent in drug policy legal frameworks and practice
Organized by the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS) Asociación Civil with the support of the International Service for Human Rights

Drug policy in Latin America – Challenges for people who use drugs
Organized by the Brazilian Harm Reduction and Human Rights Network with the support of the Centro de Convivência É de Lei, the Harm Reduction International, the Intercambios Civil Association, the International Drug Policy Consortium and the Washington Office on Latin America

Drugs and elections: How to advance drug policy reform
Organized by the Open Society Institute


 

Informal dialogues

Informal Dialogue with the UNODC Executive Director
Wednesday, 16 March 2022
10:30 – 11:00 

Informal Dialogue with the CND Chair
Thursday, 17 March 2022
09:00 – 10:00 

Informal Dialogue with the INCB President
Thursday, 17 March 2022
15:00 – 16:00

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