Economic and Social Council


1042nd Plenary Meeting
28 July 1958

1958/689(XXVI)G.Prevention of drug addiction*/


The Economic and Social Council,

Recalling its resolution 588 E(XX) of 3 August 1955,

Recalling with satifaction the work accomplished by the World Health Organization Study Group on the Treatment and Care of Drug Addicts,31/

Noting that important progress is being made toward understanding the nature of drug addiction and in the development of methods of treatment of addicts,

Considering that additional studies on problems of drug addiction would be useful, and that the World Health Organization has begun preparations for a study group on the prevention of addiction,

Expresses the hope that the World Health Organization will take, as soon as possible, the necessary steps to present its report on the prevention of addiction.

1042nd plenary meeting,
28 July 1958

31/ World Health Organization, Technical Report Series, No. 131.

*/ Adopted as recommended by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in its draft resolution V(XIII) (E/3133-E/CN.7/354, annex I), with a minor amendment.