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CCSA and the United Nations

​​​​​​​​For over ten years, CCSA has worked with United Nations agencies to contribute to the global dialogue on drug policy and bring Canadian policies, research and perspectives to the world. CCSA’s participation stems from the early 1990s when Health Canada invited CCSA to be part of the Canadian delegation to annual meetings of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND).

CCSA works with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the CND, championing the value of evidence-informed research and the need to include non-governmental organizations (NGOs) when developing policy solutions for social problems.

In 2007, CCSA was privileged to be granted a special consultative status in its capacity as an NGO for permanent attendance at ECOSOC’s forum. The forum is used to discuss international economic and social issues, and to formulate policy recommendations for Member States and the United Nations system.

Other CCSA achievements in its relations with the UN include:

Read an interview with CCSA’s former CEO, Michel Perron, on NGOs as a vital link in addressing drug issues.