UNITED
NATIONS

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Economic and Social Council

Distr.
GENERAL

E/RES/1966/1106(XL)
1416th Plenary Meeting
4 March 1966


1966/1106(XL).Implementation of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961

 

The Economic and Social Council,

Recalling its resolutions 833 B (XXXII) and 914 C (XXXIV) of 3 August 1961 and 3 August 1962, and General Assembly resolution 1774 (XVII) of 7 December 1962 relating to the ratification of or accession to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961,18/

1. Notes that the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, came into force on 13 December 1964 and is being acceded to or ratified by an increasing number of States;

2. Takes note of the arrangements for the implementation of the Convention as set out in the report of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on its twentieth session;19/

3. Decides to establish the date of 2 March 1968 as the date when the International Narcotics Control Board shall enter upon its duties, in pursuance of article 45, paragraph 2, of the Convention;

4. Decides, pursuant to the suggestion made in paragraph 21 of the note by the Secretary-General,20/ to set up a committee on candidatures consisting of thirteen members;

5. Approves the procedure for election of members of the International Narcotics Control Board, as contained in the report of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and as outlined by the Secretary-General;

6. Requests the Secretary-General to set in motion the process for the first elections of the International Narcotics Control Board in accordance with article 9 of the Convention and the above approved procedure;

7. Urges all States which are parties to the earlier international narcotics treaties, and not to the 1961 Convention, to co-operate with the International Narcotics Control Board in the performance of its functions in accordance with article 45, paragraph 2, of the said Convention.

1416th plenary meeting,
4 March 1966.

18/ United Nations publication, Sales No.: 62.XI.1.

19/ Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, Fortieth Session, Supplement No. 2 (E/4140), paras. 52-92.

20/ Ibid., Fortieth Session, Annexes, agenda item 11, document E/4158/Rev.1