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Contribution by the Chair of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs to the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2020 Theme: “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”

I. Introduction

This contribution is submitted by H.E. Mansoor Ahmad KHAN (Pakistan), the Chair of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) at its 63rd session, in response to a letter from the President of the Economic and Social Council of 5 February 2020, inviting the Commission to provide an input to the 2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which will meet under the auspices of ECOSOC at the UN headquarters in New York from 7 to 16 July 2020, on the theme “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”. The input aims to highlight how best to accelerate action and achieve transformative pathways so as to realize the decade of action and delivery for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, focusing on the Commission’s area of responsibility, reflecting the interrelations with other SDGs and targets, and highlighting how it is contributing to accelerating SDG progress.

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) works on a large portfolio of issues. The ones addressed in this contribution do not reflect the work of the Commission in a comprehensive manner, but represent examples related to the 2020 theme.

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