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Economic and Social Council

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E/RES/1954/548(XVIII)C
805th Plenary Meeting
12 July 1954


1954/548(XVIII)C.Protocol for Limiting and Regulating the Cultivation of the Poppy Plant, the Production of, International and Wholesale Trade in, and Use of Opium*/

 

The Economic and Social Council,

Recalling Council resolution 505 H(XVI) which requested the Commission on Narcotic Drugs to draw up a model code and commentary for the application of the Protocol, adopted by the United Nations Opium Conference (1953) for Limiting and Regulating the Cultivation of the Poppy Plant, the Production of, International and Wholesale Trade in, and Use of Opium after the pattern of the model codes58/ prepared by the League of Nations Advisory Committee on the Traffic in Opium and other Dangerous Drugs for the application of the International Opium Convention, signed at Geneva on 19 February 1925, and the Convention for Limiting the Manufacture and Regulating the Distribution of Narcotic Drugs, signed at Geneva on 13 July 1931,

Recalling resolution XIV of the Final Act of the United Nations Opium Conference which recommended such a procedure,

1. Approves the appointment of a rapporteur to prepare a draft of the above-mentioned code and commentary, in consultation with the Secretariat;

2. Invites the rapporteur to submit to the Commission, for consideration at its tenth session, a draft of the code and, if possible, a draft of the commentary;

3. Invites the Permanent Central Opium Board and the Drug Supervisory Body to communicate to the rapporteur and the Secretary-General such comments and recommendations regarding the parts of the Protocol with which the Board and the Supervisory Body are concerned as they may wish to suggest for inclusion, in time to enable the rapporteur to take this material into account in preparing his draft;

4. Designates Mr. Charles Vaille (France) to undertake this task.

805th plenary meeting,
12 July 1954
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58/ See League of Nations document C.774.M.365.1932.XI.

*/ Adopted as recommended by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in a draft resolution (E/2606 - E/CN.7/283, annex A para. 2), with minor amendments.