General Assembly


--th Plenary Meeting
-- ---- 1969

2584(XXIV).Adoption of an international instrumentfor the control of psychotropic substances not yet under international control


The General Assembly,

Considering the responsibilities exercised by the United Nations in regard to the prohibition of the use of narcotic drugs and similar substances by virtue of Chapter IX of the Charter of the United Nations,

Deeply concerned at the increasing and improper use of psychotropic substances not yet under international control, especially those of the amphetamine type which tend to stimulate the central nervous system,

Convinced that these non-medical practices, and in particular their rapid increase, constitute a great danger for the international community as a whole,

Considering that immediate and effective action to combat this threat to the health of people everywhere requires the necessary co-operation of Governments, ....