United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)
Commission des stupéfiants des Nations Unies - Comisión de Estupefacientes de las Naciones Unidas
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Established by resolution 9 (I) of E-XE3377 - ECOSOC, as a functional commission. Based at E-XE7552 - United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV). Since 1991, also a governing body of E-XE3574 - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Act as the central policy-making body within the UN System dealing with drug-related matters; assist the Economic and Social Council in supervising the application of the international drug control treaties; advise the Council on matters pertaining to the control of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors; perform normative functions under the international drug control treaties; serve as the governing body of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); monitor political commitments on drug control.
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Session (regular annual) in Vienna (Austria) with reconvened session to consider budgetary and administrative matters; regular intersessional meetings; pursuant to ECOSOC decision 2011/259, joint meetings during reconvened sessions with E-XE3128 - United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ). Member States (53), elected by ECOSOC for a 4-year term on the basis of equitable geographical distribution (currently: 11 from Africa, 11 from Asia, 10 from Latin America and the Caribbean, 14 from Western European and other States and 6 from Eastern Europe; one seat to rotate between the Asian and the Latin American and Caribbean States every 4 years). Members are elected from among UN Member States and members of the specialized agencies and the Parties to the international drug control conventions. Subsidiary bodies (5): Subcommission on Illicit Drug Traffic and Related Matters in the Near and Middle East and 4 Meetings of S-XS0114 - Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (HONLEA); HONLEA Asia and the Pacific; HONLEA Africa; HONLEA Latin America and the Caribbean; HONLEA Europe.
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