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A/RES/2433(XXIII)
1748th Plenary Meeting
19 December 1968


2433(XXIII).International control of psychotropic substances

 

The General Assembly,

Concerned at the epidemic spread of the abuse of psychotropic substances not yet under international control and considering the responsibilities exercised by the United Nations in that field under Chapter IX of the Charter of the United Nations,

Bearing in mind the reports of the Economic and Social Council and of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs issued in 1966,12/ 196713/ and 196814/ and the work of the World Health Organization,

Recalling Economic and Social Council resolutions 1293(XLIV) and 1294(XLIV) of 23 May and World Health Assembly resolutions WHA18.47 of 20 May 1965, WHA20.42 and WHA20.43 of 25 May 1967 and WHA21.42 of 23 May 1968 urging controls on psychotropic substances not yet under international control,

Noting the progress made under the aegis of the Economic and Social Council to develop international control of psychotropic substances not yet under such control,

Requests the Economic and Social Council to call upon the Commission on Narcotic Drugs to give urgent attention to the problem of the abuse of the psychotropic substances not yet under international control, including the possibility of placing such substances under international control.

1748th plenary meeting,
19 December 1968.

12/ Official Records of the General Assembly, Twenty-first Session, Supplement No. 3 (A/6303); Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, Fortieth Session, Supplement No. 2 (E/4140).

13/ Official Records of the General Assembly, Twenty-second Session, Supplement No. 3 (A/6703); Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, Forty-second Session, Supplement No. 2 (E/4294).

14/ Official Records of the General Assembly, Twenty-third Session, Supplement No. 3 (A/7203); Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, Forty-third Session, Supplement No. 2 (E/4455).