The reconvened sixty-third session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will be held from 2 to 4 December 2020 starting at 11 am and 3 pm at the Vienna International Centre, as well as via virtual platform. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions only members of the Commission may attend the meeting in person.
In March 2020 the Commission agreed to vote on the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on cannabis and cannabis-related substances at its reconvened sixty-third session in December 2020. On 2 December 2020, the Commission therefore is expected to consider and vote on the WHO recommendations under agenda item 5 (a), entitled "Changes in the scope of control of substances".
Furthermore, two joint meetings of the CCPCJ and the CND will be held on 03 December, and one separate meeting of CND will be held in the morning of 04 December.
As part of the discussions, up to 4 NGOs are invited to make statements under the agenda item of their choosing. As it is a formal meeting, NGOs will speak at the end of each agenda item.
Each speaker will have 3 minutes to present their views in regard to the chosen agenda item.
Selected speakers will be asked to send in their statements or videos (including. transcripts) no later than 30 November 2020. Simultaneous interpretation in all official United Nations languages will be provided.
In order to apply for a speaking slot, please fill out the google form by 24 NOVEMBER 2020 at 11:55 p.m. (CET, Vienna local time)