Horizontal Working Party on Drugs (HDG) meeting

The Horizontal Working Party on Drugs (HDG) is a coordination body responsible for leading and managing the Council's work on drugs. This group meets on a monthly basis and prepares all relevant legislation and political documents adopted by the Council, such as the EU drugs strategies and action plans. In addition, the members of the group, under the leadership of the presidency, elaborate EU statements on drug-related aspects to be presented at international fora, such as the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). The rotating presidencies of the EU regularly organise informal dialogues in the field of drugs between the HDG members and third countries, including representatives from the Russian Federation, Ukraine, the USA, Latin American and Caribbean countries, Western Balkan countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan.