Economic and Social Council


739th Plenary Meeting
28 July 1953

1953/505(XVI)F.Report of the Permanent Central Opium Board for 1952



The Economic and Social Council

Takes note with appreciation of the report 67/ of the Permanent Central Board for 1952.


The Economic and Social Council,

Recalling articles 19 and 20 of the Convention of 19 February 1925, as amended by the Protocol of 11 December 1946,

1. Takes note of the statement by the Permanent Central Board in section IX of its report relating to budgetary and administrative matters;

2. Invites the Secretary-General to continue to consult with the Board from time to time regarding the arrangements necessary for its organization and working.


The Economic and Social Council,

Having considered paragraph 2 of section IX of the report of the Permanent Central Board for 1952 regarding the question of the remuneration of members of the Board and the Supervisory Body,

Recognizing both the importance and the increasing amount of the work devolving upon these bodies in pursuance of the functions assigned to them under the conventions relating to narcotic drugs,

1. Supports the conclusions of the Board that the present position is unsatisfactory, that the time has come when the whole question of the remuneration of the members of these bodies should be further reviewed, and that a positive solution for the problem must be found;

2. Recommends to the Assembly that the matter be given favourable consid eration with a view to appropriate budgetary provisions being made.

739th plenary meeting,
28 July 1953

67/ See document E/OB/8. United Nations Publications, Sales No.: 1952.XI.11.