Economic and Social Council


1088th Plenary Meeting
30 July 1959

1959/730(XXVIII)C.Participation in the protocol of 19 November 1948*/


The Economic and Social Council,

Recalling its resolution 548 H (XVIII) of 12 July 1954 calling upon all States to become parties to the Protocol signed at Paris on 19 November 1948, bringing under international control drugs outside the scope of the Convention for Limiting the Manufacture and Regulating the Distribution of Narcotic Drugs signed at Geneva on 13 July 1931 as amended by the Protocol signed at Lake Success on 11 December 1946,

Noting with satisfaction that four States became bound by the Protocol during 1958,

Considering, however, that a large number of States are still outside the scope of this instrument and that in the Americas only four States out of twenty-two are parties to it,

Being of the opinion that so long as the Protocol is not universally adhered to, the international control of narcotic drugs is thereby impaired,

Urges Governments which have not yet done so to adhere to the Protocol of 1948 within the shortest possible time.

1088th plenary meeting,
30 July 1959.

*/ Adopted as recommended by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in its resolution 3 (XIV) (E/3254-E/CN.7/376, para. 46 and chapter XIV sec. 1 draft resolution B).