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Call for Registration: Workshop: Leveraging civil society engagement at the CND thematic discussions in October

7 September 2023 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM UTC-5

Dear Civil Society Representatives,

The UNODC Civil Society Unit, in cooperation with the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) is pleased to invite you to participate in the online workshop “The Road Towards 2024 – how to effectively engage in the CND thematic discussions”, which will be held online on 7 September 2023 from 3pm to 4.30pm CET (Vienna time) via Zoom.


The online training is intended for civil society organizations interested in participating in the upcoming thematic discussions of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) and will explain how civil society organisations can meaningfully engage. Aimed especially at NGO representatives who haven’t previously participated in CND thematic discussions the workshop will also give guidance on the speaker selection process including tips on submitting relevant abstracts.


·      Opening remarks by Ms. Mirella Dummar Frahi, Chief, UNODC Civil Society Unit

·      Overview of the processes towards the CND mid-term review in 2024 and civil society engagement therein

·      Topics of the October thematic discussions & discussion guide: challenges to focus on

·      Applying for a speaking slot at the thematic discussions – How To


Simultaneous interpretation will be available in French, Russian and Spanish, and there will be plenty of room for questions & answers throughout the workshop.

Register on Zoom to receive your individual link to join the meeting:

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the event.

Kind regards,


The UNODC Civil Society Unit

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Vienna, Austria

T. +43 1 26060-5582 or +43 1 26060-4620



CoNGO Notes: For information about the collaborative work of NGOs on the above issues, visit the substantive committees under the auspices of CoNGO. Visit here for specific information about the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs.


7 September 2023
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM UTC-5
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