As a recognition of Hungary’s contribution to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) as a member since 2012, the Economic and Social Council re-elected Hungary by acclamation to the important UN body that besides supervising the international drug control treaties also acts as the governing body of the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Hungarian experts have a long tradition to participate in the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) that reviews and analyzes the global drug situation, considering the interrelated issues of prevention of drug abuse, rehabilitation of drug users and supply and trafficking in illicit drugs. Hungary became first member of the Organization immediately after joining the UN in 1957, then between 2004-2007. Since 2012 Hungary has been a member for 7 consecutive years and looks forward to contribute to the work of CND during the next term.
On 7 May 2019, the ECOSOC elected the following thirty-one new members to CND: Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Angola, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, South Africa, Bahrain, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ecuador, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, USA.
Hungary congratulates to and look forward to working with all new and old members of the Committee!