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Economic and Social Council

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E/RES/1958/689(XXVI)J
1042nd Plenary Meeting
28 July 1958


1958/689(XXVI)J.The proposed Single Convention on narcotic drugs

 

The Economic and Social Council,

Recalling its resolutions 159 II D(VII) of 3 August 1948 and 246 D(IX) of 6 July 1949 requesting the preparation of a draft of a single convention in order to replace by a single instrument the existing multilateral treaties relating to the control of narcotic drugs, to reduce the number of international treaty organs exclusively concerned with such control and to make provision for the control of the production of raw materials of narcotic drugs,

Noting that the Commission on Narcotic Drugs has completed such a draft,

1. Requests the Secretary-General to transmit the draft of the Single Convention adopted by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs at its twelfth and thirteenth sessions to all States Members of the United Nations and States members of the specialized agencies and of the International Atomic Energy Agency, to the World Health Organization, other specialized agencies, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Permanent Central Opium Board and Drug Supervisory Body, and to the International Criminal Police Organization;

2. Invites the States and organizations referred to in paragraph 1 above to transmit to the Secretary-General their comments on the draft not later than 1 October 1959;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to prepare, and to communicate to these States and organizations by 31 December 1959, a compilation of the comments received by the Secretariat by 1 November 1959;

4. Decides to convene, in accordance with Article 62, paragraph 4, of the Charter of the United Nations, and with the provisions of General Assembly resolution 366(IV) of 3 December 1949, a plenipotentiary conference for the adoption of a single convention on narcotic drugs to replace the existing multilateral treaties in the field;

5. Requests the Secretary-General:

(a) To call such a conference within a reasonable period, in the light of the time-limits mentioned in paragraphs 2 and 3 above;

(b) To invite to the conference:

(i) The States mentioned in paragraph 1 above;

(ii) The World Health Organization and other specialized agencies interested in the matter, with the same rights as they enjoy at sessions of the Economic and Social Council;

(iii) The Permanent Central Opium Board and Drug Supervisory Body, with the same rights as these two organs enjoy at sessions of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs;

(iv) The International Criminal Police Organization, with the same rights as this organization enjoys at sessions of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs;

(c) To prepare provisional rules of procedure for the conference.

1042nd plenary meeting,
28 July 1958
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