UNITED
NATIONS

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Economic and Social Council

Distr.
GENERAL

E/RES/1962/914(XXXIV)D
1236th Plenary Meeting
3 August 1962


1962/914(XXXIV)D.The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961: Preparations for the coming into force*/

 

The Economic and Social Council,

Recalling that the commentary on the 1931 Convention52/ was very helpful to Governments and international organs in applying this treaty, and that the model codes for the application of the 1925 and 1931 Conventions53/ were of considerable value to a number of Governments as a guide in framing legislative and administrative measures for the application of the Conventions in their territories,

Bearing in mind that the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, is a comprehensive document embracing many and varied aspects of international narcotics control activities,

Being of the opinion that there will be a great and lasting need for a uniform interpretation and application of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961,

1. Requests the Secretary-General to prepare a legal commentary on the Single Convention, giving an interpretation of the provisions of the Convention in the light of the relevant conference proceedings and other material;

2. Also requests the Secretary-General to draft an administrative guide for the application of the Single Convention by government officials concerned with action required under this convention.

1236th plenary meeting,
3 August 1962.

52/ Historical and Technical Study, publication of the League of Nations, 1937.XI.3

53/ Publication of the League of Nations, 1932.XI.8.

*/ Adopted as recommended by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in its resolution 6 (XVII) (E/3648-E/CN.7/432, para. 254 and chap. XVI draft resolution D), with minor amendments.