Economic and Social Council


1600th Plenary Meeting
5 June 1969

1969/1402(XLVI).Special session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs*/


The Economic and Social Council,

Noting General Assembly resolution 2433 (XXIII) of 19 December 1968 by which it was requested to call upon the Commission on Narcotic Drugs to give urgent attention to the problem of the abuse of psychotropic substances, including the possibility of placing such substances, under international control,

Noting with satisfaction the progress made by the Commission at its twenty-third session in elaborating a draft protocol for the control of psychotropic substances not yet under international control,

Being aware that the text of the draft protocol9/ has been circulated to Governments for comments by 30 June 1969,

Recognizing the necessity for the prompt consideration by the Commission of a revised draft prepared by the Secretary-General, in the light of these comments,

Recalling section II of its resolution 1156(XLI) of 5 August 1966, providing for the convening of special sessions of its functional commissions if the need arises,

1. Decides that a special session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs shall be held as early as possible in 1970, and preferably in January, to prepare a revised draft protocol for submission to the Council;

2. Requests the Secretary-General to make the necessary arrangements for this special session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, in a place, and at a time determined by him, after consultation with the members of the Commission.

1600th plenary meeting,
5 June 1969

9/ See Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, Forty-sixth Session, document E/4606/Rev.1, annex IV.

*/ Adopted as recommended by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in its resolution 4 (XXIII) (E/4606/Rev.1-E/CN.7/523/Rev.1, para. 478 and chap. XI draft resolution), with a minor amendment.