September Intersessional (25-28 September 2018)

In preparations for the ministerial segment of the 62nd session of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs  (CND), to be held in 2019, the Commission will host a number of thematic discussions. 

For each thematic segment 4-5 NGOs have the possibility to present their work and positioning. In order to ensure an inclusive, comprehensive and meaningful civil society participation NGOs worked through the Civil Society Task Force (CSTF) to coordinate contributions.

Demand Reduction and Related Measures (September 25, 2018)

Civil Society Speakers:


  • Antonio Jesús Molina Fernández (Dianova International, Spain)
    Video Message
  • Bikas Gurung (Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD), Thailand)
    Video Message
  • Boi-Jeneh Jalloh (Foundation for Rural and Urban Transformation (FORUT), Sierra Leone)
    Presentation, Statement
  • Oxana Ibragimova (ALE “Kazakhs Union of People Living with HIV”, Kazakhstan)
    Video Message

Availability of and access to controlled substances exclusively for medical and scientific purposes (September 26, 2018)

Civil Society Speakers: 

  • Panelist: Dr. Lukas Radbruch (IAHPC/Lancet Commission on Palliative Care and Pain Relief, Germany)
    Presentation, Statement
  • João Batista Garcia (Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones para el Estudio del Dolor (FEDELAT), Brazil)
    Video Message
  • Lauren Deluca (Chronic Illness Advocacy & Awareness Group dba (CIAAG), USA)
    Statement
  • Mark Mwesiga (Palliative Care Association of Uganda, Uganda)
    Video Message
  • Dr. Rumana Dowla (Bangladesh Palliative And Supportive Care Foundation, Bangladesh)
    Statement

Cross-cutting issues: drugs, and human rights, youth, children, women and communities (September 27, 2018)

  • Panelist: Dayana Vincent (Fourth Wave Foundation, India)
  • Cara Lavan (Transform Drug Policy Foundation / Anyone’s Child, United Kingdom)
    Video Message
  • Corina Giacomello (EQUIS Justicia para las Mujeres, Mexico)
    Video Message
  • Orsolya Feher (Students for Sensible Drug Policies, Global)
    Statement
  • Wongayi Nyahuye (Youths against Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (YADD), Zimbabwe)
    Video Message