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The USA at the 66th Commission on Narcotic Drugs – March 2023
March 10, 2023

The United States at the 66th Commission on Narcotic Drugs – March 2023


The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was established by Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) resolution 9(I) in 1946, to assist the ECOSOC in supervising the application of the international drug control treaties. In 1991, the General Assembly (GA) expanded the mandate of the CND to function as the governing body of UNODC.


The CND’s agenda has two distinct segments: a normative segment for discharging treaty-based and normative functions; and an operational segment for exercising the role as the governing body of UNODC.


The CND meets annually and adopts a range of decisions and resolutions. Intersessional meetings are regularly convened to provide policy guidance to UNODC. Towards the end of each year, the Commission meets at a reconvened session to consider budgetary and administrative matters as the governing body of the United Nations drug program.


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