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Pompidou Group participates in the 64th Session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

As each year, the Pompidou Group is preparing to participate actively in this year’s session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (from 12 to 16 April 2021), the UN's primary policy-making body on drug-related matters. On this occasion, a statement will be delivered by the Pompidou Group's President, João Castel-Branco Goulão, under the motto "Human rights at the heart of drug policies". It will focus on the presentation of the Group’s main 50th anniversary events, and on the Group’s main activities.

The Pompidou Group is organising one and co-sponsoring 5 side events :

The language of all side events will be English. 

For further information and the detailed agenda of the CND side events please consult : Session 64 of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (




 Pompidou Group



 Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law


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Covid-19 and people who use drugs


This publication from March 2021 presents experiences and responses to the Covid-19 pandemic by frontline workers and people who use drugs. It builds on practice examples from 21 countries submitted on the Pompidou Group’s Save Lives - Protect People platform.

The interviews, articles and reports in the publication showcase valuable experiences and approaches to fight the pandemic across countries, seen through the eyes of experts, frontline workers delivering services under challenging conditions of a COVID-19 outbreak and the people who benefit from those services.

This makes the publication a valuable source of information for drug treatment and harm reduction professionals, researchers and policy makers for understanding the impact of the pandemic on this often underserved and marginalised group, the daily fight of health and social workers and the support they need to overcome the unprecedented crisis linked to the pandemic.