Economic and Social Council


995th Plenary Meeting
1 August 1957

1957/667(XXIV)F.Technical assistance to India and Morocco*/


The Economic and Social Council,

Recalling its resolution 626 D(XXII) of 2 August 1956, by which it invited

Governments to consider the possibility of applying, under existing arrangements concerned with technical assistance, for the advisory services of experts, fellowships and scholarships, and seminars, in the field of narcotics control;

Recalling also that under the terms of that resolution the United Nations and the specialized agencies were recommended to give due consideration to any requests which the countries concerned might make for technical assistance in developing appropriate administrative, social or economic measures in order to deal effectively with problems raised by the illicit production of, or traffic in, narcotic drugs or by drug addiction,

Noting that, at the twelfth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the representative of India52/ drew attention to this country's need for technical assistance on matters connected with the treatment of addicts and also in eradicating the wild growth of cannabis plants, and that the observer of Morocco53/ referred to his country's need for help in carrying out its plan to substitute other crops for the cannabis crop in norther Moroccco, and also in the treatment of addicts using cannabis,

1. Draws attention to the importance of the measures being taken, and to be taken, in India and Morocco to deal with the problem of cannabis;

2. Invites the technical assistance authorities of the United Nations and of the specialized agencies to give due consideration to any requests for assistance, within the framework of the existing administrative and financial arrangements, which they may receive from the Governments of those countries in this connexion.

995th plenary meeting,
1 August 1957

52/ Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, Twenty-fourth Session, Supplement No. 10 (E/3010 and Add. 1)? chap. XII, para. 424.

53/ Ibid., para. 426.

*/ Adopted as recommended by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in its draft resolution III (XII) (E/3010/Rev.1-E/CN.7/333/Rev.1, annex 1), with minor amendments.