Economic and Social Council


1345th Plenary Meeting
11 August 1964

1964/1025(XXXVII).Survey of the economic and social requirements of the opium-producing regions in Thailand68/*/


The Economic and Social Council,

Having been informed that the Government of Thailand intends to undertake with the assistance of the United Nations and other international organizations, a survey of the economic and social needs of its opium-producing areas with a view to facilitating the abolition of poppy cultivation and addiction by measures of economic and social development offering the individuals affected alternative means of livelihood in industry, handicrafts and agriculture,

Considering that such measures of economic and social development in Thailand would be beneficial not only to Thailand but also to many other countries which would profit from a resulting reduction of the illicit traffic in opiates,

1. Invites the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Health Organization and, in particular, the Technical Co-operation authorities of the organizations of the United Nations family to give favourable consideration to a request of the Government of Thailand for assistance in such a survey,

2. Draws the attention of the Secretary-General to the fact that arrangements could be made for the conduct of a survey, if requested by the Government concerned, to take the place of a contemplated project under normal re-programming procedures of the Expanded Programme, or by assignment to category II for implementation when possible.

1345th plenary meeting,
11 August 1964.

68/ Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, Thirty-seventh Session, Supplement No. 9 (E/3893), para. 172.

*/ Adopted as recommended by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in its resolution 2(XIX) (E/3893-E/CN.7/466, para. 172 and chap. XIV draft resolution C).