Welcome to the Vienna Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) e-home!
The VNGOC and the New York NGO Committee on Drugs (NYNGOC) join forces to bring the voices of civil society to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) in 2016 through a Civil Society Task Force.
The Task Force was officially launched at an event in the VIC on 3 December 2014, with the support of the Governments of the Kingdom of Norway, Italy, Sweden, Mexico and the United States of America. Read the summary of the event, along with the programme.
After a long planning phase, in which the membership was consulted several times, a proposal and terms of reference have been finalized. The Task Force will consist of 26 members, 18 regional representatives, 4 representatives of affected populations and a 4 person steering committee.Candidates for membership in the Taskforce are currently being evaluated, stay tuned for updates.
To learn about the history, activities and organisation of the VNGOC go to "About the VNGOC" on the side menu bar
To know about the global NGO consensus on drug policy and practice facilitated by the VNGOC, go to "Beyond 2008 Forum" on the side menu bar for background documents and the consultation process or "Beyond 2008 Resolutions" for the global consensus documents
To get information about the UN drug control system and how NGOs can contribute, go to "CND" section on the side menu bar
To learn how you can contribute to the development of drug policy and practice nationally and internationally, go to "Advocacy" on the side menu bar