BULLETIN ON NARCOTICS

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Creation Date: 1949/01/01

BULLETIN ON NARCOTICS

The control of narcotic drugs is a field in which, during the first half of the twentieth century, international activity has been highly productive. From the first meeting in Shanghai in 1909 to the Paris Protocol of 1948, several international instruments were concluded and, indeed, the United Nations, in succeeding the League of Nations, inherited the duty of enforcing a highly complex international legislation.

The problem of the struggle against the abuse of narcotic drugs is of interest to many professions and to practically all countries. It is for this reason that the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Economic and Social Council decided that it would be desirable to disseminate authoritative information on this subject in a bulletin published by the Secretariat of the United Nations. The General Assembly upheld this decision. This bulletin will therefore attempt to give the most recent news on the results obtained in the control of narcotic drugs and the struggle against addiction, by Governments, by the United Nations and by the organizations established under the Conventions. It will contain technical and scientific articles on narcotic drugs and articles on the legislation and administration in various countries as well as bibliographical material. It will also give accounts of the preparatory work undertaken with a view to establishing a single Convention destined to replace the existing eight international instruments on narcotic drugs, and to strengthen and to simplify the international control machinery.

Guided by these principles and in accordance with the recommendation of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, approved by the Economic and Social Council, the Secretariat presents the first number of the Bulletin on Narcotics to be published four times a year.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Bulletin on Narcotics is prepared in four principal sections for convenient grouping of its editorial content.

INTERNATIONAL
 
Statement by the Secretary-General
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International Control of Narcotic Drugs
4
Opium Production Throughout the World
6
Commission of Enquiry on the Coca leaf
20
TECHNICAL
 
Determining the Origin of Opium
14
OFFICIAL
 
Fourth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs
49
Ninth Session of the Economic and Social Council
50
Calendar of forthcoming international meetings
54
BIBLIOGRAPHY
55