Poland elected member of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

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Poland was elected by acclamation to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs for the 2020-2023 term at a meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York on 7 May.

Besides Poland, two other countries from the Eastern European Group, Ukraine and Hungary, were voted in as new members of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND).

Election to the CND reaffirms the professionalism of Polish institutions and experts in the field of countering drug abuse, drug control and the fight against drug trafficking.

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs is one of ECOSOC’s functional commissions. It is made up of 53 countries, including six states from Central and Eastern Europe. The commission oversees the implementation of international regulations on the control of narcotic drugs, analyses global threats resulting from manufacturing, trade and use of narcotic drugs. It also sets international standards and the rules of cooperation to combat the global drugs problem. The commission meets twice a year at the United Nations Office in Vienna.

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