On Tuesday 13 March a Side Event was held by the Foundation for a Drug Free Europe (FDFE) in the UNODC – Vienna, during the 61th CND Session in the Room MOE79. The side event had been co-organized with an Austrian association having the United Nations ECOSOC status: Society for the Advancement of Global Understanding (VFV) with the support of the Fundacion para la Mejora de la Vida, la Cultura y la Sociedad (Madrid).
The attendees were about 40 people being State Representatives of Permanent Representations and NGOs. Some NGOs were harm reduction oriented but all trends were represented. The room was full with people around the table and with some in a second row.
The general theme of the side event was: