General Assembly


2201st Plenary Meeting
14 December 1973

3146(XXVIII).Support for and voluntary contributions to the United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control


The General Assembly,

Noting with concern that, according to the Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 1972,61/ drug abuse is still increasing in volume, geographical extent and number of people affected,

Encouraged by the assessment of the International Narcotics Control Board that there has at the same time been a deepening realization at all levels of society that this grave and complex phenomenon can be met successfully only by a sustained, united effort on the part of the world community by Governments acting in concert with one another,

1. Commends the action already taken by Governments to reduce the illicit production, traffic and consumption of drugs;

2. Expresses the hope that such action will continue and that even greater concerted efforts will be made;

3. Recognizes that a number of countries will need assistance to enable them to carry out their drug abuse control programmes;

4. Reaffirms its declaration in resolution 3012(XXVII) of 18 December 1972 that the fulfillment by the developing countries of their obligations under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961,62/ calls for technical and financial assistance from the international community;

5. Urgently appeals to Governments for sustained support and increased voluntary contributions to the United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control, in any form and according to their capacities.

2201st plenary meeting,
14 December 1973

61/ United Nations publication, Sales No.: E.73.XI.5.

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