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I. GENERAL ACCOUNTS OF THE WORK OF THE INTERNATIONAL BODIES ON NARCOTIC DRUGS
Sir Atul Chatterjee
Monsieur Gaston Bourgois

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Pages: 60 to 69
Creation Date: 1955/01/01

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United Nations Documents

Dealing with Narcotic Drugs

Volume V, No. 1, of the Bulletin contained a list of the more important United Nations documents relating to narcotic drugs issued up to 31 December 1952. The documents now listed, issued between January 1953 and March 1955, contain a variety of information - legal, technical, administrative, etc. The list is not comprehensive, documents of ephemeral interest having been omitted. Documents have in most cases been listed under only one main heading, though it will be appreciated that to a considerable extent the topics are interlocking.

These documents can be consulted either at the permanent Headquarters of the United Nations in New York or at the United Nations Library in Geneva.

The documents are listed under the following heads:

I.
General accounts of the work of the international bodies on narcotics drugs.
II.
Control.
III.
Illicit traffic.
IV.
Single Convention.
V.
1953 Opium Protocol.
VI.
Opium and Opiates.
VII.
Coca leaf and derivatives.
VIII.
Cannabis and derivatives.
IX.
Synthetic narcotic drugs.
X.
Drug addiction.

I. GENERAL ACCOUNTS OF THE WORK OF THE INTERNATIONAL BODIES ON NARCOTIC DRUGS

1. Commission on Narcotic Drugs

E/CN.7/249
Progress Report of the Division of Narcotic Drugs for the period 21 March to 31 December 1952.
18 February 1953
/Add.1
Ditto, covering the period 1 January to 28 February 1953.
20 March 1953
E/CN.7/264
Progress Report of the Division of Narcotic Drugs for the period 1 March to 31 December 1954..
2 March 1954
/Add.1
Ditto, covering the period 1 January to 15 March 1954.
19 March 1954
E/CN.7/289 and Corr.1
Report of the Division of Narcotic Drugs for the period 15 March to 31 December 1954.
21 February 1955
/Add.1
Ditto, covering the period 1 January to 15 March 1955.
4 April 1955
E/2423-E/CN.7/262
Report of the eighth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
7 May 1953
E/2606-E/CN.7/283
Report of the ninth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
4 June 1954
E/2768-E/CN.7/303 and Corr.1
Report of the tenth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
8 June 1955
E/CN.7/SR.189-223
Summary Records of the 189th-223rd meetings (eighth session of the Commission).
30 March-24 April 1953
E/CN.7/SR.224-260
Summary Records of the 224th-260th meetings (ninth session of the Com- mission).
19 April-14 May 1954
E/CN.7/SR.261-294
Summary Records of the 261st-294th meetings (tenth session of the Com- mission).
18 April-12 May 1955

2. Permanent Central Opium Board

E/OB/9
Report to the Economic and Social Council on statistics of narcotics for 1952 and the work of the Board in 1953.
November 1953
/Add.1
Ditto.
December 1953
E/OB/10
Report to the Economic and Social Council on statistics of narcotics for 1953 and the work of the Board in 1954.
November 1954
/Add.1
Ditto.
December 1954
E/OB/11
Report to the Economic and Social Council on statistics of narcotics for 1954 and the work of the Board in 1955.
November 1955

3. Drug Supervisory Body

E/DSB/11
Estimated World Requirements of Narcotic Drugs in 1954.
15 December 1953
/Add.1
Ditto.
31 March 1954
/Add.2
Ditto.
30 June 1954
/Add.3
Ditto.
30 September 1954
/Add.4
Ditto.
31 December 1954
E/DSB/12
Estimated World Requirements of Narcotic Drugs in 1955.
15 December 1954
/Add.1
Ditto.
31 March 1955
/Add.2
Ditto.
30 June 1955
Ditto.
Ditto.
30 September 1955
E/DSB/13 and Add.
Estimated World Requirements of Narcotic Drugs in 1956.
15 December 1955

4. Economic and Social Council

A/2430
Report of the Economic and Social Council covering the period from 2 August 1952 to 5 August 1953: Chapter IV, Section IV.
1953
E/2419
Resolutions of the Economic and Social Council, fifteenth session: No. 477(XV).
12 May 1953
E/2508
Ditto, sixteenth session: No. 505 (XVI).
15 August 1953
A/2686
Report of the Economic and Social Council covering the period from 6 August 1953 to 6 August 1954: Chapter IV, Section IV.
1954
E/2654
Resolution of the Economic and Social Council, eighteenth session: No. 548(XVIII).
15 August 1954
A/2943
Report of the Economic and Social Council covering the period from 7 August 1954 to 5 August 1955: Chapter V, Section V.
1955
E/2795
Resolutions of the Economic and Social Council, twentieth session: No. 588 (XX).
15 August 1955

5. General Assembly

A/2361
Resolutions of the General Assembly, seventh session: No. 674 (VII).
February 1953
A/2630
Resolutions of the General Assembly, eighth session: No. 774 (VIII), No. 786 (VIII).
January 1954
A/2890
Ditto, ninth session: No. 834 (IX), No. 886 (IX), No. 890 (IX).
February 1955
A/2731
Organization of the Secretariat (Report of the Secretary-General).
21 September 1954

6. World Health Organization

Reports of the Expert Committee on Drugs Liable to Produce Addiction
First Report
Official Records of the World Health Organization.
1949, 19
Second Report
World Health Organization. Techn. Rep. Ser.
1950, 21
Third Report
"
1952, 57
Fourth Report
"
1954, 76
Fifth Report
"
1955, 95

II. CONTROL *

E/NR.19/../..
Under Article 21 of the 1931 Convention, governments are bound to furnish annual reports covering their work in the field of narcotics. The Secretariat receives approximately 120 such reports every year.**
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E/NR.1953/FORM
Form of Annual Reports to be communicated by governments to the Secretary-General, in accordance with Article 21 of the 1931 Convention.
28 July 1953
E/NR.1954/FORM
Ditto.
1 June 1954
E/NR.1955/FORM
Ditto.
1 June 1955
E/CN.7/251
Draft amendments to the form of Annual Reports (Note by the Secretary-General)
29 January 1953
/Add.1
United Kingdom: Comments.
25 March 1953
E/CN.7/271
Revision of the form of Annual Reports (Note by the Secretary-General).
9 April 1954
E/CN.7/290
Comments by governments on the draft revised form of Annual Reports.
10 March 1955
/Add.1
Ditto. Netherlands: Comments.
19 April 1955
/Add.2
Ditto. Switzerland: Comments.
3 April 1955
E/NR.19/../Summary
A summary of the Annual Reports covering each calendar year is published by the Secretariat.
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E/NL.19/../..
Under Article 21 of the 1931 Convention, governments are bound to furnish the laws and regulations dealing with narcotics promulgated during each year. The Secretariat receives approximately 100 such laws every year.
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E/NL.19../Summary
A summary of these laws is issued yearly by the Secretariat.
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E/NA.1953/1 and Corr.1
List of national authorities empowered to issue certificates and authorization for the import and export of narcotic drugs (issued by the Secretariat).
10 February 1953
E/NA.1955/1
Ditto.
23 June 1955
E/NF.1953/1 and Corr.1 and 2
List of firms authorized to manufacture drugs (issued by the Secretariat).
23 January 1953
E/CN.7/247 and Corr.1
List of the basic narcotic drugs coming under the international narcotics treaties (issued by the Secretariat).
23 January 1953
E/CN.7/244
Abolition of opium-smoking: reports transmitted by governments in accordance with resolution 159 II B (VII) of the Economic and Social Council.
17 November 1952
/Add.1
Ditto. Pakistan.
28 January 1953
/Add.2
Ditto. Laos.
12 March 1953
/Add.3
Ditto. Cambodia.
19 March 1953
E/CONF.14/4 and Corr.1
The abolition of opium-smoking (Note by the Secretary-General giving the background information and showing the post-war situation).
12 March 1953
E/CN.7/265
Abolition of opium-smoking: reports transmitted by governments in accordance with resolution 159 II B (VII) of the Economic and Social Council
9 February 1954
/Add.1
Ditto. Burma.
20 April 1954
E/CN.7/281
Report on the abolition of opium-smoking in Cambodia for the year 1953.
20 April 1954
E/CN.7/284
Abolition of opium-smoking: reports transmitted by governments in accordance with resolution 159 II B (VII) of the Economic and Social Council
24 May 1954
E/CN.7/245
Memorandum by the Secretary-General on the co-operation between the United Nations and the Universal Postal Union in the international control of narcotic drugs
19 January 1953
E/CN.7/253
Regulations on the trade in narcotics in the Benelux area (Note by the Secretary-General)
24 March 1953
E/CONF.14/11
The status of multilateral conventions (Note by the Secretary-General).
29 April 1953
E/CN.7/291
Question of official forms for the prescription of narcotics (Note prepared by the Secretariat in consultation with the World Health Organization)
7 April 1955

* For the work of the Permanent Central Opium Board and the Supervisory Body, see Section 1, 2 and 3, above.

** From 1954 the annual reports are not published in separate fascicules.

III. ILLICIT TRAFFIC *

E/NS.1952/Summary 1.
Six summaries of illicit transactions and seizures published yearly in 1952 and 1953, ten in 1954 and twelve to be published in 1955.
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E/CN.7/246
Replies of government to the Burmese proposal for co-ordinating the efforts of certain Far Eastern governments to suppress poppy cultivation and the smuggling of opium (E/CN.7/222).
20 January 1953
E/CONF.14/9 and Corr.1
Illicit traffic in opium (Note by the Secretary-General).
19 March 1953
E/CN.7/252
Memorandum by the Secretary-General on the illicit traffic in narcotic drugs during 1952.
24 March 1953
E/CN.7/254
Memorandum by the International Criminal Police Commission on illicit traffic in narcotic drugs in 1952
6 May 1953
E/CN.7/257
Communications of governments on the control of illicit traffic in narcotic drugs.
30 January 1953
E/CN.7/267
Illicit traffic : communication from the Administrator of the Zone of Tangier.
5 March 1954
E/CN.7/272
Memorandum by the Secretary-General on the illicit traffic in narcotic drugs during 1953.
12 April 1954
E/CN.7/273
Memorandum by the International Criminal Police Commission on illicit traffic in narcotic drugs in 1953.
12 March 1954
E/CN.7/274
Illicit traffic. International co-operation : Economic and Social Council resolution 435 C (XIV).
5 March 1954
/Add.1
Ditto. Communication from France .
27 April 1954
E/CN.7/292
Review of the illicit traffic in narcotic drugs during 1954 (Note by the Secretary-General).
18 April 1955
E/CN.7/293
Memorandum by the International Criminal Police Commission on illicit traffic in narcotic drugs in 1954.
17 March 1955
E/CN.7/294
Procedures of the Commission for reviewing the situation in the illicit traffic (Note by the Secretary-General).
15 March 1955
E/NS.1952/Summary 1.
Six summaries of illicit transactions and seizures published yearly in 1952 and 1953, ten in 1954 and twelve to be published in 1955.
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E/CN.7/246
Replies of government to the Burmese proposal for co-ordinating the efforts of certain Far Eastern governments to suppress poppy cultivation and the smuggling of opium (E/CN.7/222).
20 January 1953
E/CONF.14/9 and Corr.1
Illicit traffic in opium (Note by the Secretary-General).
19 March 1953
E/CN.7/252
Memorandum by the Secretary-General on the illicit traffic in narcotic drugs during 1952.
24 March 1953
E/CN.7/254
Memorandum by the International Criminal Police Commission on illicit traffic in narcotic drugs in 1952
6 May 1953
E/CN.7/257
Communications of governments on the control of illicit traffic in narcotic drugs.
30 January 1953
E/CN.7/267
Illicit traffic : communication from the Administrator of the Zone of Tangier.
5 March 1954
E/CN.7/272
Memorandum by the Secretary-General on the illicit traffic in narcotic drugs during 1953.
12 April 1954
E/CN.7/273
Memorandum by the International Criminal Police Commission on illicit traffic in narcotic drugs in 1953.
12 March 1954
E/CN.7/274
Illicit traffic. International co-operation : Economic and Social Council resolution 435 C (XIV).
5 March 1954
/Add.1
Ditto. Communication from France .
27 April 1954
E/CN.7/292
Review of the illicit traffic in narcotic drugs during 1954 (Note by the Secretary-General).
18 April 1955
E/CN.7/293
Memorandum by the International Criminal Police Commission on illicit traffic in narcotic drugs in 1954.
17 March 1955
E/CN.7/294
Procedures of the Commission for reviewing the situation in the illicit traffic (Note by the Secretary-General).
15 March 1955

IV. SINGLE CONVENTION**

E/CN.7/AC.3/4/Rev.1
Commentary on the draft Single Convention (Note by the Secretary-General).
4 June 1952
E/CN.7/AC.3/5/Add.1
Observations of the Government of India on the draft Single Convention.
17 June 1952
E/CN.7/AC.3/6
Partial redraft of the Single Convention (Note by the Secretary-General).
9 December 1952
/Add.1
Ditto.
26 April 1954
E/CN.7/L.48
The proposed Single Convention (Note by the Secretary-General : observations of the Permanent Central Opium Board).
2 March 1954
E/CN.7/L.85 and Corr.1
Draft provisions concerning the problem of synthetic drugs, for incorporation in the Single Convention (Working paper by the Secretary-general).
12 January 1955
E/CN.7/L.86
Working paper by the Secretary-General on the proposed Single Convention.
7 February 1955
/Add.1
Ditto. Observations on the time-limit for sending in quarterly statistics of imports and exports of narcotic drugs.
24 March 1955
E/CN.7/L.89
Proposed article relating to the control of the manufacture of narcotics (E/CN.7/AC.3/3, section 34 as revised. Communication from the Austrian Government.
11 March 1955
E/CN.7/295
Memorandum on the utilization and control of poppy straw (Note by the Secretary-General).
11 February 1955
E/CN.7/289 and Corr.1
Report of the Division of Narcotic Drugs for the period 15 March to 31 December 1954, Chapter VI, paragraphs 108-110.
21 February 1955

* See also Chapter V on Illicit Traffic in Annual Reports of Governments, E/NR.19.../....

** See also:

E/2423-E/CN.7/262
Report of the Commission (eight session), Chapter III (pp.8-14) and Annex C.
7 May 1953
E/2606-E/CN.7/283
Report on the Commission (ninth session), Chapter III (pp.8-11) and Annexes D and E.
4 June 1954
E/2768-E/CN.7/303 and Corr.1
Report of the Commission (tenth session), Chapter III (pp.31-61) [mimeo- graphed form] Annex D.
8 June 1955

V. 1953 OPIUM PROTOCOL*

E/CONF.14/10 and Corr.1
Historical survey of attempts to achieve the international limitation of opium production (Note by the Secretary-General).
17 April 1953
E/2186
Compendium of observations of Governments on the proposed Opium Protocol.
14 March 1952
/Add. 1
Ditto. Austria, Ireland.
9 April 1952
/Add.2
Ditto. India, Indonesia.
19 May 1952
/Add. 3
Ditto. Cuba.
21 May 1952
E/CONF.14/1
Compilation of observations of governments on the draft Protocol.
4 February 1953
/Add.1
Ditto. Ireland.
8 April 1953
Add.2 and Corr.1
Ditto. India.
1 May 1953
E/CONF.14/2
Observations of the Permanent Central Opium Board and the Drug Supervisory Body on the draft Protocol.
6 February 1953
E/CONF. 14/15
International enforcement measures of the draft Protocol on Opium (Note by the Secretary-General).
25 May 1953
/Add.1
Ditto.
22 May 1953
E/NT/8
Protocol for Limiting and Regulating the Cultivation of the Poppy Plant, the Production of, International and Wholesale Trade in, and Use of Opium.
28 September 1953
E/CN.7/275
Provisional draft of a model code and commentary for the application of the Protocol (Note by the Secretary-General).
14 April 1954
/Add.1
Ditto.
13 April 1954
E/CN.7/285 and Corr.2
Draft of a model code for the application of the Protocol [Draft text of the Rapporteur].
17 February 1955
E/CN.7/287
Observations of Governments represented on the Commission concerning the draft of a model code and commentary for the application of the Protocol (E/CN.7/275/Add.1).
20 January 1955
/Add.1
Ditto. Turkey.
27 April 1955
E/NT/9
Model guide for the application of the Protocol.
October 1955

VI. OPIUM AND OPIATES **

E/CONF. 14/12
General note on the opium poppy (Note by the Secretary-General).
4 March 1953
E/CONF. 14/3
Quasi-medical use of opium (Note by the Secretary-General).
10 March 1953
E/CONF.14/5
The occurrence of the opium alkaloids in opium and the poppy plant (Note by the Secretary-General).
13 March 1953
E/CONF. 14/6
Artificial opium alkaloids (Note by the Secretary-General).
13 March 1953
E/CONF. 14/7 and Corr.1
The manufacture of morphine from poppy straw (Note by the Secretary- General)
13 March 1953
/Add.1
Ditto. Recent statistics.
12 May 1953
E/CONF.14/8
Legal provisions concerning national opium agencies in opium-producing countries (Note by the Secretary-General).
18 May 1953
E/CONF.14/9 and Corr.1
Illicit traffic in opium (Note by the Secretary-General).
19 March 1953
E/CONF.14/14 and Corr.1
Statistics on opium, the manufacture of morphine and of synthetic narcotic drugs, for the years 1946 to 1951 (Note by the Secretary-General).
6 May 1953
/Add.1 and Add.1/Corr.1
Ditto. Year 1952.
13 May 1953
ST/SOA/SER.K/...
The assay, characteristics, composition and origin of opium:
 
ST/SOA/SEK.K/13
Exhaustive extraction of the opium with lime-water in the assay procedure(United Nations Secretariat).
12 January 1953
ST/SOA/SER.K/14
The colorimetric determination of "porphyroxine meconidine": the relation between tintometer and spectrophotometric measurements obtained in the determination of "porphyroxine meconidine" in opiums, by Dr. C.G. Farmilo and P. M. L. Kennett (Canada).
26 January 1953

See also Section VI below.

See also Section V.

ST/SOA/SER.K/15
An assay procedure for opium based on that of the Japanese pharmacopoeia, and morphine percentages obtained on samples from various countries, by H. Asahina (Japan).
11 March 1953
ST/SOA/SER.K/16
A study of the United Nations samples of opium, by Dr. G. Panopoulos and A. Vassiliou (Greece).
24 March 1953
ST/SOA/SER.K/17
Extractive determination of thebaine and papaverine in opium (United Nations Secretariat).
25 March 1953
ST/SOA/SER.K/18
The assay for morphine in opium and determination of the total of minor phenolic alkaloids, by Dr. C.K. Liang (China).
30 April 1953
ST/SOA/SER.K/19
The colorimetric determination of "porphyroxine meconidine ". Second communication: experiments on the determination of "porphyroxine meconidine" in small quantities of opium, by L. Fuchs and W. Ullrich (Austria).
1 September 1953
ST/SOA/SER.K/20
Estimation of codeine in opium, by C. Parthasarathy and N. Rajagopalan (India).
20 July 1953
ST/SOA/SER.K/21
Classification of opium samples by microscopic test (United Nations Secretariat).
24 September 1953
ST/SOA/SER.K/22
A study of Dr. Liang's assay (ST/SOA/SER.K/18 and its extension to determination of the principal nonphenolic alkaloids of opium (United Nations Secretariat).
29 December 1953
ST/SOA/SER.K/23
Preliminary analyses of ash from different kinds of opium by Professor A. Jermstad, and T. Waaler (Norway).
21 April 1954
ST/SOA/SER.K/24
Preliminary report on the quantitative determination of some opium alkaloids by means of infra-red spectrophotometry, by Professor A. Jermstad and J. Lothe (Norway).
5 May 1954
ST/SOA/SER.K/25
A preliminary investigation of methods for determining the origin of opium, by T. S. T. Chari, C. Parthasarthy, N. Rajagopalan and K.S. Subramanian (India).
10 March 1954
ST/SOA/SER.K/26
A systematic determination of the principal alkaloids in raw opium, by Dr. C. K. Liang (China).
29 April 1954
ST/SOA/SER.K/27
A study of paper chromatography, by Dr. G. Panopoulos and A. Vassiliou (Greece).
29 April 1954
ST/SOA/SER.K/28
Trials of unknown opiums by Canadian scientists for origin determinations (United Nations Secretariat).
29 April 1954
ST/SOA/SER.K/29
Observations on the determination of the morphine content of raw opium, by Professor F. von Bruchhausen (Germany).
26 May 1954
ST/SOA/SER.K/30
The determination of countries of origin of opium samples by means of the composition of the opium ash, by J. c. Bartlet and Dr. C. Farmilo (Canada).
12 July 1954
ST/SOA/SER.K/31
Graphical comparisons of analyses of opium samples (United Nations Secretariat).
15 October 1954
/Add.1
Ditto.
15 October 1954
ST/SOA/SER.K/32 and Corr.1
Determination of morphine and codeine in opium, by H. Asahina and Y. Shiuchi (Japan).
30 August 1954
ST/SOA/SER.K/33
Researches on extracting the alkaloids from solid opium (United Nations Secretariat).
14 September 1954
ST/SOA/SER.K/34
A unified analysis of opium for alkaloids (United Nations Secretariat).
14 September 1954
ST/SOA/SER.K/35
A rapid precipitation method for narcotine and a new short method for determining morphine in opium by extraction (United Nations Secretariat).
25 August 1955
ST/SOA/SER.K/36
Additional trials of opium" unknowns" for determination of their origins, by Dr. C. Farmilo and J. Bartlet (Canada).
20 April 1955
ST/SOA/SER.K/37
Supplementary study on the method for the determination of origin of opium based on paper chromatography, by Dr. G. Panopoulos and A. Vassiliou (Greece).
4 April 1955
ST/SOA/SER.K/38
Narcotine and morphine percentages, and ratios of codeine and narcotine to morphine, in relation to the origin of opium (United Nations Secretariat).
25 August 1955
ST/SOA/SER.K/39
Detection of morphine in poppy plants by paper chromatography, by H. Asahina and M. Ono (Japan).
30 June 1955
ST/SOA/SER.K/40and Corr. 1
Determination of morphine in opium tincture by paper chromatography, by H. Asahina and M. Ono (Japan).
25 August 1955
E/2372
Establishment of a United Nations Narcotics Laboratory (Note by the Secretary-General).
27 February 1953
E/2372/Add.1-E/CN.7/269
Ditto.
1 March 1954
E/CN.7/241
Communications received by the United Nations Secretariat on scientific research into the nature of opium (U.S.S.R., France).
17 October 1952
E/CN.7/258
Scientific research on narcotics (Note by the Secretary-General on the pro- gress made in 1952 in the programme of scientific research on opium).
16 February 1953
E/CN.7/278 and Corr.1
Report of the Committee of chemical experts on the United Nations Pro- gramme for determining the origin of raw opium by chemical and scien- tific means.
22, March 1954
E/CN.7/279
Scientific research on narcotics and the United Nations Narcotics Laboratory (Note by the Secretary-General).
22 April 1954
A/C.3/573
United Nations Narcotics Laboratory (Note by the Secretary-General).
15 October 1954
A/2829
Report of the Third Committee of the General Assembly, ninth session, Chapter III.
December 1954
A/2865
Report of the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly, ninth session (United Nations Laboratory-financial implications).
13 December 1954

VII. COCA LEAF AND DERIVATIVES

E/CN.7/242/Rev. 2
Communication from the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare of Peru: export of coca leaf from Peru.
17 March 1953
/Rev. 2/Add.1
Ditto. Statistical data.
25 March 1953
E/CN.7/261
Communication from the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare of Peru: statistical data on the export of coca leaf from Peru.
30 April 1953
E/CN.7/280
Communication from the Ministry of Public Health of Colombia on the coca leaf.
12 April 1954
E/CN.7/282
The problem of the coca leaf: legislative texts transmitted by the Govern- ment of Bolivia.
22 April 1954
E/CN.7/302
The problem of the coca leaf: communication from the Government of Argentina on the problem of the coca leaf.
6 May 1955

VIII. CANNABIS AND DERIVATIVES

E/CN.7/256
The problem of Indian hemp (cannabis) (Note by the Secretary-General).
19 March 1953
E/CN.7/276
The problem of cannabis: programme of studies (Note by the Secretary- General).
22 March 1954
E/CN.7/286
Programme of studies on the cannabis plant and its products: survey of the situation in the Union of South Africa (Note by the Secretary-General).
18 January 1955
/Add.1
Ditto. Survey of the situation in Basutoland.
18 January 1955
/Add.2
Ditto. Survey of the situation in Bechuanaland.
19 January 1955
/Add.3 and Corr. 1
Ditto. Survey of the situation in Swaziland.
20 January 1955
/Add.4
Ditto. Addendum to the survey of the situation in the Union of South Africa.
18 February 1955
/Add.5
Ditto. Addendum to the survey of the situation in Basutoland.
11 March 1955
/Add.6
Ditto. Survey of the situation in Northern Rhodesia.
30 March 1955
/Add.7 and Corr. 1
Ditto. Survey of the situation in Southern Rhodesia.
30 March 1955
/Add.8
Ditto. Survey of the situation in Brazil.
19 April 1955
E/CN.7/297
The possibility of replacing hemp fibre and hempseed by other crops of similar industrial value or of developing narcotic-free strains of the cannabis plant (Study by Food and Agriculture Organization in consultation with United Nations Secretariat).
24 March 1955
E/CN.7/298
Replies of Governments regarding Council resolution 548 F II (XVIII) and scientific research on cannabis.
1 April 1955
/Add.1
Ditto.
19 April 1955
/Add.2
Ditto.
20 April 1955
/Add.3
Ditto.
22 April 1955
E/CN.7/304
Chemical and physical methods of analysis of resin, by Dr. C. G. Farmilo (Canada).
15 June 1955
E/CN.7/L.92
The question of cannabis: note by the representative of Greece.
20 April 1955

IX. SYNTHETIC NARCOTIC DRUGS

E/CN.7/255
Control of synthetic narcotic drugs: communications from governments.
30 January 1953
E/CN.7/259/Rev. 1
The problem of synthetic drugs (extension of international control to syn-thetic drugs) (Note by the Secretary-General).
20 March 1953
E/CN.7/260
A survey of the synthetic narcotic drugs, their salts and preparations placed under national control in the various countries and territories (Note by the Secretary-General).
23 March 1953
E/CN.7/268
Chemical aspects of synthetic substances with morphine-like effect (Study by the World Health Organization, in consultation with United Nations Secretariat).
10 March 1954
E/CN.7/277
Compilation of the views of governments on the use and control of syn- thetic narcotic drugs transmitted in accordance with resolution 505 C (XVI) of the Economic and Social Council.
26 March 1954
/Add.1
Ditto. India.
4 May 1954
/Add.2
Ditto. Iran.
18 January 1955
E/CN.7/299
Synthetic substances with morphine-like effect: relationship between chemi-cal structure and analgesic action (Study by World Health Organization, in consultation with United Nations Secretariat).
30 March 1955
E/CN.7/L.47
The problem of synthetic narcotic drugs (Programme of technical work) (Note by the Secretary-General).
25 February 1954

X. DRUG ADDICTION

E/CN.7/270
Drug addiction: international aspects of the problem (Note by the Secre- tary-General).
5 March 1954
E/CN.7/296
Summary of state legislation in the United States relating to the treatment of drug addiction (Prepared by the Library of Congress).
1 April 1955
E/CN.7/L.87
Excerpts from the summary records of the United Nations Seminar on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders for Asia and the Far East.
10 February 1955

Sir Atul Chatterjee

On 8 September 1955, Sir Atul Chatterjee, G.C.I.E., K.C.S.I., died at Bexhill, England.

Sir Atul Chatterjee was a well-known figure in the international control of narcotic drugs as a member of the Permanent Central Opium Board. Born in 1874, he was educated at Presidency College, Calcutta, and King's College, Cambridge. He was, from the start of his brilliant career, interested in the economic and social aspects of human activity, and during his long life was always a model of hard work and high ideals. Representative of India at the 1927 League of Nations Assembly, a Vice-President of the Consultative Economic Committee of the League, Delegate of India to the London Naval Conference of 1930 and President of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation, he was also High Commissioner for India in London, where his initiative and effort resulted in the building of India House in Aldwych, which stands as a monument to his memory.

Sir Atul Chatterjee left his mark in the field of thought and scholarship in A Short History of India written in collaboration with W. H. Moreland, and The New India, works which are of the greatest value in the understanding of his country. The editors of the Bulletinwish to extend their heartfelt condolences to his family.

Monsieur Gaston Bourgois

Gaston Louis Georges Bourgois, who died in 1955, was one of the most important :figures of the International Control of Narcotic Drugs, one of those who had contributed most to its development and its success.

Born on 10 May 1874, Gaston Bourgois had a very diversified career and his activity never slowed down in the course of his long life. He was a student at the École Polytechnique and became an officer first in the Artillery, then in the Navy, and a scholar in mathematics. He was interested in linguistics and made a second career as an interpreter for Far Eastern languages: his knowledge of Japanese permitted him to become one of the best Western specialists of Japanese mathematics.

As a diplomat finally, he held various positions, especially in Siberia, where he was Vice-Consul in 1919, Estonia and Switzerland.

In the field of narcotics he contributed much to the development of international control: in 1924 he was the representative of France to the European Conferences in Geneva and signed as a plenipotentiary the Opium Convention of 19 February 1925. He was the head of the French delegation to the Conference for Limiting the Manufacture of Narcotic Drugs and one of the main authors of the Convention which was signed at Geneva on 13 July 1931 as a conclusion of that Conference. He took part in the work of the Bangkok Conference of 1931 and of the Conference for the Repression of Illicit Traffic of 1936 and after the war he became a member of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs of the United Nations. As a representative of France to that Commission he took part in the drafting of the Protocols of 1946 and 1948.

All those who had occasion to work with Gaston Bourgois remember not only his extreme intelligence and his broad knowledge of the problems of narcotics, but at the same time his profound humanity, which caused him to intervene in the debates at critical moments in order to remind his colleagues of the aim which was to be reached. In a speech he made at the second session of the Commission, he showed clearly the purposes he was aiming at:

"We have now a new international law . . . which is a great threefold achievement: administrative, legal, social; . . . not simply the development of technique in co-operation between States but rather the evolution of that spirit itself which inspires our co-operation, which animates and leads it. A new spirit prevails, a new conception of the reciprocal rights and duties of the States has developed, a new international conscience has come to life. There is in this a great, a very great lesson, for its is a lesson of optimism and hope."

The whole life of Gaston Bourgois was itself a lesson of optimism and hope. The editors of the Bulletinwish to extend to his family their heartfelt condolences.