Economic and Social Council


1858th Plenary Meeting
18 May 1973

1973/1781(LIV).Scientific research on drug abuse


The Economic and Social Council,

Taking note of resolution 10(XXV) of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs concerning drug abuse,78/

Endorsing the view expressed by the Commission in that resolution that an expert review of information and the body of scientific research on drug abuse, in advance of its sessions, would enable the Commission to carry out more effectively its responsibilities in this field,

1. Invites the World Health Organization, as the competent specialized agency, to assist the Commission on Narcotic Drugs by preparing timely analytical reports on the epidemiological pattern of drug abuse for use by the Commission;

2. Requests the Secretary-General to make available periodically to the World Health Organization all relevant information he may have concerning drug abuse.

1858th plenary meeting,
18 May 1973

78/ See Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, Fifty-fourth Session, Supplement No. 3 (E/5248), para. 497, and [1973 (5)] of this document.