Past events

  1. 14 Apr

    CND Side Event: Inequalities & COVID-19

    From 14/04/2021 to 14/04/2021

    Inequalities Laid Bare: Responding to Challenges of COVID-19 and Beyond – 14th April, 14:10 – 15:00 pm CESTOnline side event organized by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction with the support of Canada, the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation, the Community Addictions Peer Support Association (CAPSA), the HIV Legal Network and the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation.

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  2. 12 Apr

    64th Session of the CND

    From 12/04/2021 to 16/04/2021

    64th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) – United Nations Office at Vienna, 12-16 April, 2021 – The sixty-fourth Session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs will be held  in Vienna (Austria), however, due to the COVID-19 situation, the sessions will be held in a hybrid format with in-person participation in Vienna and online participation.


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  3. 12 Apr

    CND Side Event: Substance Use Stigma & Police

    From 12/04/2021 to 12/04/2021

    Uncovering Substance Use-related Stigma for Police Service Members and Their Families – 14:10-15:00 CESTOnline side event organized by Canada with the support of Belgium, Honduras, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland and Uruguay, with participation from the Community Addictions Peer Support Association (CAPSA) and the UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section.

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  4. 09 Apr

    Drugs, Public Policies & TCs

    From 09/04/2021 to 09/04/2021

    Drugs,  Public Policies and TCs in Post-Pandemic Times, 18:00 CEST, 12:00 ET – a webinar presented by S. Taylor, President of the World Federation of Therapeutic Communities and F. Chiosso, FLACT President. Speakers: O. Esculies (Proyecto Hombre), F. Chiosso, J. Kalawski (Organization of American States), E. Saenz (UNODC). Simultaneous translation into Spanish and Portuguese –  View flyer, click on read more to register.

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  5. 24 Mar

    Stigma: Parallel Event at the CSW65

    From 24/03/2021 to 24/03/2021

    Overcoming stigma and violence against incarcerated and drug using women


    Free online event in English and Spanish: 24 March 2021, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm (New York time) – Organized by Dianova, IDPC, WOLA and WHRN. Speakers will discuss the pressing issues faced by these women, with accounts of lived experiences.

    Prior registration is required to attend this event: click here

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  6. 22 Mar

    GBV: Parallel Event at the CSW65

    From 22/03/2021 to 22/03/2021

    Addressing Gender-Based Violence, a Key Element in Gender-Sensitive Addiction Treatment Programs


    Free online event in English: Monday 22 March 2021, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (New York time) or 4:30 to 6:00 pm (Madrid time) – Organized by Dianova, WURN, the NYNGOC and Odyssey House Louisiana, speakers will discuss gender-based violence and how critical it is to address these issues during addiction treatment.

    Pre-registration mandatory, click here for step-by-step procedure

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  7. 15 Mar

    65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

    From 15/03/2021 to 26/03/2021

    United Nations Headquarters, New York, 15-26 March, 2021 – The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited NGOs from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session.

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  8. 07 Mar

    14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice

    From 07/03/2021 to 12/03/2021

    Kyoto, Japan from 7 – 12 March, 2021 – The United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice is the world’s largest and most diverse gathering of policy-makers, practitioners, academia, intergovernmental organizations and civil society in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. The Congresses have been held every five years since 1955 in different parts of the world, dealing with a vast array of topics.

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  9. 09 Feb

    Civil Society Webinar on the International Drug Control Conventions

    From 09/02/2021 to 09/02/2021

    Introducing the International Drug Control Conventions – The Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) and the UNODC Civil Society Unit are inviting you to a joint webinar, introducing the International Drug Control Conventions and the roles of UNODC, INCB and CND. To ensure a broad engagement the webinar will be held in English with interpretation in Russian and Spanish. We look forward to your participation!

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  10. 08 Feb

    59th Session of the Commission for Social Development – CSocD59

    From 08/02/2021 to 17/02/2021

    The 59th session of the Commission for Social Development or CSocD59 (the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Commission’s priority theme is: Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all. This year’s session will take place largely online.

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  11. 24 Jan

    Women and Mental Health under COVID

    From 24/01/2021 to 24/01/2021

    Women’s mental health needs exacerbated under COVID as they occupy positions in the labor market that have been subjected to severe cuts. Add to this the responsibilities of taking care of out-of-school children, household, and the older generation and there is no time left for taking care of their own needs. How are civil society organizations helping to meet these challenges? An online event held by Kota.

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  12. 21 Jan

    Global Mental Health in a Global Pandemic

    From 21/01/2021 to 21/01/2021

    Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on women’s psychosocial wellbeing, 21 January 2021, 8:30 – 10:30 AM EST – In this year’s first monthly online meeting, the NGO-CSW New York will endeavour to provide resources related to women’s mental health challenges experienced during this unprecedented period of COVID-19 restrictions. The discussion will focus on sharing insights on the disproportionate psychosocial health outcomes of the pandemic, and to provide strategies to better manage. Download flyer

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