UNITED
NATIONS

E


Economic and Social Council

Distr.
GENERAL

E/RES/1971/1577(L)
1769th Plenary Meeting
20 May 1971


1971/1577(L).Convening of a plenipotentiary conference to amend the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961

 

The Economic and Social Council,

Noting that amendments have been proposed to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961,33/

Bearing in mind article 47 of that Convention,

Taking into consideration the Convention on Psychotropic Substances adopted at Vienna on 21 February 1971,34/ and seeking to assure the effectiveness of control of both natural and synthetic drugs,

1. Decides to call, in accordance with Article 62, paragraph 4, of the Charter of the United Nations, a conference of plenipotentiaries to consider all amendments proposed to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961;

2. Requests the Secretary-General:

(a) To convene such a conference as early as feasible in 1972;

(b) To invite to the conference:

(i) Parties to the Single Convention;

(ii) Other States Members of the United Nations or members of the specialized agencies or the International Atomic Energy Agency or parties to the Statute of the International Court of Justice;

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

(iv) The International Narcotics Control Board, with the same rights as it has at sessions of the Economic and Social Council;

(v) The International Criminal Police Organization, with the same rights as 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;

3. Requests the Commission on Narcotic Drugs to study at its twenty-fourth session proposals for amendments to the Single Convention, taking into consideration the need to ensure the effectiveness of control of both natural and synthetic drugs, with a view to submitting comments as appropriate to the Conference; these comments would be fully taken into account by the Conference.

1769th plenary meeting,
20 May 1971.

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

34/ See E/4966.