Statement Submitted by ACUNS
“The Academic Council on the United Nations System is a category one ECOSOC recognized Non-Governmental Organization that stimulates, supports, and disseminates research on the United Nations and issues of global governance. ACUNS promotes dialogue between academics, practitioners, civil society and students. In 2015 and 2016, an international group of graduate students prepared a worldwide survey of young adults through Rotary Clubs and universities around the world, in collaboration with the Drug Prevention and Health Branch and the Research and Trend Analysis Section of the UNODC. The survey was conducted online, after a pilot phase in 2014, and available in English, French, Russian and Spanish. Responses were also received from Germany speaking countries, Scandinavian, and Slavic countries. ”
Young Adults Drug Use Survey
The statement submitted by ACUNS is based on the results of a survey about young adults’ drug use. Based on extensive analysis of questionnaires, the survey gives “young people a voice in the drug thematic discussion”.
About the Commission on Narcotic Drugs
The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was established by Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) resolution 9(I) in 1946, to assist the ECOSOC in supervising the application of the international drug control treaties. In 1991, the General Assembly (GA) expanded the mandate of the CND to enable it to function as the governing body of the UNODC. ECOSOC resolution 1999/30requested the CND to structure its agenda with two distinct segments: a normative segment for discharging treaty-based and normative functions; and an operational segment for exercising the role as the governing body of UNODC.