Economic and Social Council


1858th Plenary Meeting
18 May 1973

1973/1775(LIV).Keeping in force the administrative arrangements to ensure the full technical independence of the International Narcotics Control Board*/


The Economic and Social Council,

Bearing in mind article 9, paragraph 2 of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961,70/ which enjoins the Council, in consultation with the International Narcotics Control Board, to make all necessary arrangements to ensure the full technical independence of the Board in carrying out its functions,

Recalling its resolution 1196(XLII) of 16 May 1967, by which it approved administrative arrangements proposed by the Secretary-General in consultation with the Board to ensure the Board's full technical independence, such arrangements to remain in force until 1 March 1974,

Taking into account that the Secretary-General and the Board have agreed that these arrangements should remain in force,

Taking into account also resolution I of the United Nations Conference to Consider Amendments to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961,72/ which expresses the view that the arrangements now in force meet the wishes of the States parties to the Single Convention and to the earlier conventions still in force and which recommends that these procedures should be continued,

1. Decides that the administrative arrangements contained in the annex to its resolution 1196(XLII) should remain in force until the Council decides otherwise, in accordance with the procedure provided for in paragraph 20 of that annex;

2. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to implement the arrangements, taking into account the character of the functions of the International Narcotics Control Board and the importance of that organ's full technical independence in the performance of its responsibilities.

1858th plenary meeting,
18 May 1973

70/ United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 520, p. 151.

72/ See E/CONF.63/9.

*/ Adopted as recommended by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in its resolution 4(XXV) (E/5248-E/CN.7/555, para. 159 and chap. XII draft resolution D), with minor amendments.