The Impact of COVID-19 on Drugs and Crime - Sustainable and resilient recovery through the lenses of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Wednesday, 7 July 2021
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (NY Time)

Side Event

Documentation
Commission on Narcotic Drugs & Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

COVID-19 has suddenly changed the life of individuals and the dynamics governing social, economic and environmental development. Drug markets and criminal activities have not been immune to these transformations. Being Vienna-based functional Commissions of the Economic and Social Council and the governing bodies of the UNODC, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) are the main policymaking bodies within the United Nations system to address drugs and crime, respectively, and guide international action in that regard.

This side event aims to outline and promote the work of the CND at its 64th session and the CCPCJ at its 30th session, in particular, the following up to, respectively, the 2019 Ministerial Declaration and the following up to the 14th UN Crime Congress, and the two Commissions’ contribution to the main theme of the HLPF and the SDGs; highlights the views and guidance of the CND and the CCPCJ with regard to responses to the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspectives of the world drug problem and crime prevention and criminal justice, aiming to put the international community back “on track” to achieve the SDGs, within the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development; raise awareness for the interlinkages between the SDGs and the world drug problem, and the rule of law and crime prevention and criminal justice, respectively.

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