Economic and Social Council


1088th Plenary Meeting
30 July 1959

1959/730(XXVIII)I.Technical assistance in the field of narcotics control


The Economic and Social Council,

Having considered the report of the Secretary-General45/ presented in accordance with its resolution 688(XXVI) of 28 July 1958, and the sections of the report of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on its fourteenth session46/ concerning technical assistance in the field of narcotics control,

Recognizing the desirability of facilitating increased co-operation on a regional level for narcotics control,

Noting that in spite of extensive efforts on the part of Governments and other authorities concerned, illicit traffic in drugs remains at a high level, and that in many cases narcotics control projects would benefit the international community as much as or more than the country receiving technical assistance,

1. Approves the recommendation of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs that a continuing programme for technical assistance in narcotics control should be established within the regular budget of the United Nations;*/

1088th plenary meeting,
30 July 1959

45/ See E/CN.7/L.207, para. 14.

46/ Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, Twenty-eighth Session, Annexes, agenda item 14, document E/3268.

*/ The Commission had further recommended that emphasis should be placed upon programmes for regions and countries where the problems of "addiction" and the illicit traffic are acute.