INCB holds consultations with UNODC Executive Director

Vienna, 26 May 2016 - During its 116th session, taking place from 17 to 27 May 2016, the International Narcotics Control Board held consultations with UNODC Executive Director, Mr. Yury Fedotov, as part of the ongoing dialogue between the Board and UNODC.

The consultation provided an opportunity to discuss the outcome of the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem (UNGASS 2016) held in April 2016, as well as the way forward in the post UNGASS period, preparations towards 2019, the review of the implementation of the Plan of Action and Political Declaration of 2009 and the world post 2019.

In this regard, reference was made to the invitation contained in the UNGASS outcome document to strengthen the cooperation between UNODC, INCB and the World Health Organization (WHO) in a number of key areas, such as the availability of internationally controlled substances for medical and scientific purposes and new psychoactive substances .

The consultation during the Board's 116th session also included discussions on the situation in Afghanistan as well as the importance of prevention, education, treatment and rehabilitation programmes.

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