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General Assembly

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GENERAL

A/RES/3444(XXX)
2433rd Plenary Meeting
9 December 1975


3444(XXX).1972 Protocol Amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961

 

The General Assembly,

Aware that the 1972 Protocol Amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961,11/ has entered into force,

Mindful that the Protocol increases the responsibilities of the International Narcotics Control Board with a view, inter alia, to ensuring, in collaboration with Governments, world-wide availability of narcotic drugs required for medical and scientific purposes, while at the same time preventing illicit cultivation, production and manufacture of and illicit trafficking in and use of such drugs,

Noting that all measures taken by the Board under the Convention are to be those most consistent with the intent to further Governments' co-operation with the Board and to provide the mechanism for a continuing dialogue between Governments and the Board in order to assist and facilitate effective national action to attain the aims of the Convention,

Noting also that the Protocol specifically empowers the Board to recommend to the competent United Nations organs and to the specialized agencies that technical or financial assistance, or both, be provided to Governments in support of their efforts to carry out their obligations under the Convention,

1. Invites Governments to co-operate fully with the International Narcotics Control Board in its efforts to carry out its increased responsibilities;

2. Invites the Secretary-General to continue to provide the support necessary to enable the Board and its secretariat to assume these new responsibilities;

3. Requests the competent United Nations organs, especially the United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control, and the specialized agencies to give particular attention to recommendations made by the Board concerning the provision of technical and financial assistance to support Governments' efforts to carry out their obligations under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961.12/

2433rd plenary meeting,
9 December 1975.

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.

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