The 59th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), along with its UNGASS Preparatory Session will take place from 14th to 22nd March 2016 in Vienna, Austria.

14 Mar 2016 to 22 Mar 2016 |

The CND was established by ECOSOC Resolution 9(I) in 1946, to assist the ECOSOC in supervising the application of the international drug control treaties. In 1991, the General Assembly further expanded the mandates of the CND to enable it to function as the governing body of the UNODC, and to approve the budget of the Fund of the United Nations International Drug Control Programme, which accounts for over 90 per cent of the resources available to the United Nations for drug control.

The CND meets each year to discuss the global state of drug control and adopt resolutions to guide the way forward.

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Side Events at the 59th Session of CND in 2016

Side events are held every year during the sessions of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. These events are organized by Member States, UNODC or civil society organizations. A limited number of rooms are available for side events each day of the regular sessions. For more information please consult the side event guidelines. To apply, please send a completed application form to the Secretariat within the application period.

The guidelines for side events at the 59th CND have been published online at:

The application period is from 4 January 2016 to 22 January 2016. Please be advised that applications must only be submitted within that period.

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