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United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs to open in Vienna next week.


Strengthening the drug programme of UNODC will be the focus of the fifty-fifth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), which will meet in Vienna from 12 to 16 March. The CND is the central policymaking body within the United Nations system dealing with illicit drugs and is the governing body for the work of UNODC in the area of drugs.

Ministers and top counter-narcotics officials from the 53 member States of the Commission will discuss issues ranging from international cooperation in combating drugs to public health and safety concerns and prevention of the diversion of chemicals for use in the manufacture of illicit drugs.

On Monday 12 March there will be a…READ MORE HERE