Economic and Social Council


1345th Plenary Meeting
11 August 1964

1964/1025(XXXVII).The question of khat66/*/


The Economic and Social Council,

Recalling its resolution 667 D(XXIV) of 1 August 1957, by which it invited the World Health Organization to study the medical aspects of the habitual chewing of khat leaves and to submit a report thereon to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs,

Being informed that the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, at its nineteenth session, studied this report,67/

Noting that medical and social problems connected with the habitual and excessive chewing of khat leaves are confined at present to a limited number of countries in one geographical area,

1. Thanks the World Health Organization for its important contribution to the study of the medical aspects of khat-leaf chewing;

2. Draws the attention of Governments of countries concerned to the report of the World Health Organization for any action they may consider necessary.

1345th plenary meeting,
11 August 1964.

66/ Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, Thirty-seventh Session, Supplement No. 9 (E/3893), para. 149.

67/ See document E/CN.7/459/Add.1 (WHO/APD/Rev.1).

*/ Adopted as recommended by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in its resolution 1 (XIX) (E/3893-E/CN.7/466, para. 149, chap. XIV draft resolution B), with a minor amendment.