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Economic and Social Council

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GENERAL

E/RES/1970/1474(XLVIII)
1660th Plenary Meeting
24 March 1970


1474(XLVIII).Conference of Plenipotentiaires for the Adoption of the Protocol on Psychotropic Substances*/

 

The Economic and Social Council,

Reiterating its conviction that the problem of the widespread abuse of psychotropic substances not under international control, urgently requires to be regulated by international agreement in the form of a treaty,

Recalling its resolutions 1293(XLIV) and 1294(XLIV) of 23 May 1968 and 1401(XLVI) of 5 June 1969, and World Health Assembly resolutions WHA 18.47 of 20 May 1965, WHA 20.42 and WHA 20.43 of 25 May 1967 and WHA 21.42 of 23 May 1968, and also General Assembly resolution 2433(XXIII) of 19 December 1968, which refer to this problem.

Convinced that the objectives and aim of this Protocol are of interest to the international community as a whole,

Recalling also its resolution 1402(XLVI) of 5 June 1969 in which it had noted the progress made by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in elaborating a draft Protocol for the control of the psychotropic substances and had authorized the Commission to meet as early as possible in 1970 to prepare a revised draft Protocol for submission to the Council,

Recalling also that the General Assembly, by resolution 2584(XXIV) of 15 December 1969, had requested the Council to call upon the Commission on Narcotic Drugs at its special session to proceed without delay to complete the draft Protocol for the control of the psychotropic substances,

Having received the report of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on its first special session,21/

Noting that this report contains the text of the revised draft Protocol22/ referred to in Council resolution 1402(XLVI) and General Assembly resolution 2584(XXIV),

1. Requests the Secretary-General to transmit the revised draft Protocol on Psychotropic Substances adopted by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs at its first special session, the report and the summary records of that session, and such background documentation as he considers pertinent, to all States Members of the United Nations and members of the specialized agencies or of the International Atomic Energy Agency or parties to the Statute of the International Court of Justice, and also to the World Health Organization, other specialized agencies, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the International Narcotics Control Board and to the International Criminal Police Organization;

2. Decides to convene, in accordance with Article 62, paragraph 4, of the Charter of the United Nations and with the provisions of General Assembly resolution 366(IV) of 3 December 1949, a conference of plenipotentiairies for the adoption of the Protocol on Psychotropic Substances;

3. Requests the Secretary-General:

(a) To call such a conference early in 1971;

(b) To invite to the Conference:

(i) The States mentioned in paragraph 1 above;

(ii) The World Health Organization and other specialized agencies interested in the matter, with the same rights they have at sessions of the Economic and Social Council;

(iii) The International Narcotics Control Board with the same rights it has at sessions of the Economic and Social Council.

(iv) The International Criminal Police Organization, with the same rights it has at sessions of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs;

(c) To prepare provisional rules of procedure for the conference;

(d) To provide summary records for the Conference and its Committees.

1660th plenary meeting,
24 March 1970.

21/ Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, Forty-sixth session.

22/ Ibid., p. 12.

*/ Adopted as recommended by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in operational para. 2 of its resolution 1(S-I) (E/4785-E/CN.7/528, para. 45 and chap. IV draft resolution B), after insertion of preambula para. 3 by the Council.