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Lithuania elected member of UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs

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2021 05 03

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On 20 April, Lithuania has been elected as a member of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs and will therefore have a seat on the UN’s principal policy-making body on drug-related matters for a four years term beginning from January 2022.  

Elections were held at a meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York. Along with Lithuania, Slovenia and Russia have also been elected to this body from the Group of Eastern European countries.

Lithuania is determined to work with all Member States and other relevant stakeholders respectfully and openly to promote an evidence-based, integrated, balanced and multidisciplinary approach to the drugs phenomenon and drug policy based on human rights. It promotes the implementation of the recommendations of the United Nations General Assembly Special Sessions (UNGASS) of April 2016, as a key way to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

Lithuania has been elected to the CND for the second time. Lithuania was previously a member of the CND for the term 2008–2011.