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General Assembly

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GENERAL

A/RES/1774(XVII)
1187th Plenary Meeting
7 December 1962


1774(XVII).International control of narcotics

 

The General Assembly,

Taking note of Economic and Social Council resolution 833 B (XXXII) of 3 August 1961 and 914 C and D (XXXIV) of 3 August 1962,

Considering that the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, represents the greatest common measure of agreement with regard to the consolidation and improvement of the international control system set up by the existing international treaties, including particularly the Conventions of 1925 and 1931 and the Protocols of 1946 and 1948,4/ and that general acceptance of the Convention would, in many respects, facilitate international narcotics control,

Noting that by 12 October 1962 sixty-four Governments had signed the Convention and eleven had ratified or acceded to it,

Invites Governments to which the above-mentioned resolutions were addressed to take such steps as may be necessary for ratification of, or accession to, the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961.

1187th plenary meeting,
7 December 1962.

4/ Convention of 1925: International Opium Convention signed at Geneva on 19 February 1925, as amended by the Protocol signed at Lake Success, New York, on 11 December 1946.

Convention of 1931: Convention for limiting the manufacture and regulating the distribution of drugs, signed at Geneva, on 13 July 1931, as amended by the Protocol signed at Lake Success, New York on 11 December 1946.

Protocol of 1946: Protocol, signed at Lake Success, New York, on 11 December 1946, amending the Agreements, Conventions and Protocols on Narcotic Drugs concluded at The Hague on 23 January 1912, at Geneva on 11 and 19 February 1925 and 13 July 1931, at Bangkok on 27 November 1937 and at Geneva on 26 June 1936.

Protocol of 1948: Protocol bringing under international control drugs outside the scope of the Convention of 13 July 1931 for limiting the manufacture and regulating the distribution of drugs, as amended by the Protocol signed at Lake Success, New York, on 11 December 1946.