CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) leaders will travel to Vienna, Austria to attend the 61st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) held at the Vienna International Centre March 12-16. General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman & CEO, CADCA and Eric Siervo, Vice President, International Programs are scheduled to present at this year’s CND session. CADCA Youth Trainer, Ananya Pati is also scheduled to attend.
“We are excited to present the CADCA model at the CND session and look forward to partnering with other nations to determine the most effective strategies to strengthen communities globally in preventing substance use,” General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman & CEO, CADCA. “The global representation at this session is impressive and includes government and prevention leaders from Germany, Norway, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, China, Portugal, Italy to name a few.” The CND program provides a full listing of sessions available.
“The CND session provides a great forum to not only share information about best practices in the prevention field, but also network with prevention professionals from around the world,” said Eric Siervo, Vice President, International Programs, CADCA.
The CND was established by Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 1946 to assist the ECOSOC in supervising the application of the international drug control treaties. In 1991, the General Assembly expanded the oversight of CND to function as the governing body of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The CND meets annually to adopt a wide range of decisions and ongoing meetings of the CND are regularly convened to provide policy guidance to UNODC.
The CND is composed of 53 Member States elected by the ECOSOC for a period of four years. The distribution of seats among the regional groups is as follows: 11 members from African States, 11 from Asian States,1 10 from Latin American and Caribbean States, 6 from Eastern European States and 14 from Western European and other States.