Ukraine elected to two UN commissions
The Ukrainian side has been elected as a Member State to two United Nations commissions: the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Population and Development.
"Today, Ukraine has been elected to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (2020–2023) and the Commission on Population and Development (2020–2024)," the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN wrote on Twitter on May 7, 2019.
Сьогодні Україну обрано до Комісії з наркотичних засобів (2020-2023 рр.) та до Комісії з народонаселення та розвитку (2020-2024 рр.) pic.twitter.com/E1RdKymOoZ— UKR Mission to UN (@UKRinUN) 7 мая 2019 г.
These commissions are part of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.
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 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The Commission on Population and Development, established in October 1946, is composed of 47 Member States elected by the Economic and Social Council for a period of four years on the basis of geographic distribution. Representatives should have a relevant background in population and development. It met typically every two or three years until 1994, after which it has met once a year.