CND side event, 12th March from 1.10 to 2 pm: “Bringing Human Rights to the Forefront of Drug Policy: Development, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation”.
From 12-16 March 2018, the 61. UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will be held in Vienna. The CND is the principal policy-making body on international drug control. Member States analyze in its framework the latest global drug issues, develop proposals and negotiate resolutions. In addition to the official events, a number of side events happen throughout the week.
The governments of Malta and Norway will be hosting the CND side event: “Bringing Human Rights to the Forefront of Drug Policy: Development, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation” on Monday, 12th March from 1.10 to 2 pm.
Co-hosts of the event are the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe and the Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD) on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Ms. Marlene Mortler, the Drug Commissioner of the Federal Government of Germany, will be one of the speakers during the side event. GPDPD is implemented under the political auspices of the Federal Drug Commissioner.
The focus of the event will be to discuss the challenges of what a human rights-based approach on drug policy entails. It aims to explore the application of human rights standards in practice by examining them in relation to drug policy development, monitoring and evaluation of national and local-led initiatives.