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A/RES/3443(XXX)
2433rd Plenary Meeting
9 December 1975


3443(XXX).1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances

 

The General Assembly,

Recalling its resolution 3147(XXVIII) of 14 December 1973, in which it stressed the importance to international drug control of universal accession to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961,9/ the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances10/ and the 1972 Protocol Amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961,11/

Expressing its satisfaction that during 1975 several additional States have become parties to those instruments,

Mindful, however, that the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances has not yet entered into force,

Convinced that the entry into force of that Convention would constitute an important step towards the establishment of effective international control of the licit trade and the prevention of illicit traffic in psychotropic substances,

Recognizing the need to maintain momentum in the systematic strengthening of the international drug control system,

1. Expresses the hope that the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances will soon enter into force;

2. Urges all States not yet parties to that Convention, in particular those which are directly concerned in the manufacture and production of and trade in psychotropic substances, to take urgent action to adhere to it;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to transmit the present appeal to the Governments of those States.

2433rd plenary meeting,
9 December 1975.

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

10/ See Official Records of the United Nations Conference for the adoption of a Protocol on Psychotropic Substances, vol. I (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.73.XI.3), part four.

11/ See Official Records of the United Nations Conference to consider amendments to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, vol. I (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.73.XI.7), part three.