General Assembly


2113th Plenary Meeting
18 December 1972

3012(XXVII).Assistance in narcotics control


The General Assembly,

Recalling that assistance to developing countries is a concrete manifestation of the will of the international community to honour the commitment contained in the Charter of the United Nations to promote the social and economic progress of all peoples,

Recalling the special arrangements made by the General Assembly under its resolution 1395(XIV) of 20 November 1959 with a view to the provision of technical assistance in narcotics control,

Reaffirming its resolution 2719(XXV) of 15 December 1970, in which it welcomed the establishment of the United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control,

Further recalling Economic and Social Council resolution 1664(LII) of 1 June 1972, in which the Council urged States, institutions and individuals to contribute to the Fund in any form and according to their capacity,

1. Welcomes the fact that the Economic and Social Council expressed satisfaction with the successful result of the United Nations Conference to Consider Amendments to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, particularly that a new article 14 bis25/ was adopted concerning technical and financial assistance to promote more effective execution of the provisions of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961;26/

2. Declares that, to be more effective, the measures to fight drug abuse must be co-ordinated and universal;

3. Declares further that the fulfilment by the developing countries of their obligations under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, calls for adequate technical and financial assistance from the international community.

2113th plenary meeting,
18 December 1972

25/ See E/CONF.63/8, p.10.

26/ United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 520, No. 7515, p. 151.