Economic and Social Council


1858th Plenary Meeting
18 May 1973

1973/1779(LIV).Report of the International Narcotics Control Board


The Economic and Social Council,

Having considered the report of the International Narcotics Control Board on its work in 1972,76/

Recalling its resolution 1662(LII) of 1 June 1972,

Noting with concern the Board's conclusion that abusive consumption of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances is still increasing in volume n and in geographical extent, and its warning about the seriousness of the problem of multi-drug abuse,

Noting with satisfaction the Board's assessment that co-operation received by it from national administrations has been perceptibly enhanced,

Noting further that the Board has sent missions to several countries in 1972 and plans similar missions to other countries in 1973,

1. Urges Governments to continue to co-operate with the International Narcotics Control Board and with one another, with a view to bringing under control illicit production, manufacturing and distribution of, and traffic in, narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;

2. Requests Governments, in particular those mentioned in the Board's report to bring that report to the attention of the competent authorities in their administration for their information and for remedial action where recommended;

3. Calls attention to the Board's offer to assist Governments that request help in assembling the information required to be transmitted to the Board under the international treaties;

4. Commends the board for a most useful and constructive report and for the contribution that the Board has made during 1972 to international drug control.

1858th plenary meeting,
18 May 1973

76/ E/INCB/17 (united Nations publication, Sales No. E.73.XI.5).