Economic and Social Council


875th Meeting
22 February 1979

CND Res.6(XXVIII).1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances


The Commission on Narcotic Drugs,

Deeply concerned about the constantly spreading abuse of psychotropic substances leading to new forms of addiction based on the combined use of psychotropic substances and of narcotic drugs, in particular of heroin, and to the most dangerous phenomenon of multiple drug abuse,

Aware of the large quantities of psychotropic substances available on the illicit drug market, often originating from licit sources,

Mindful of the fact that, as at 31 January 1979, only 54 States have become Parties to the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances and that a number of States in the territories of which psychotropic substances are manufactured in large quantities have still not adhered to that Convention,

Recalling also the reiterated calls by the Economic and Social Council and by the General Assembly for adherence to the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances,

1. Strongly urges all States which have not yet done so to adhere as soon as possible to the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, whether or not manufacture of those substances takes place within their territories;

2. Recommends to Parties to the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances to make full use of the measures of protection provided for in article 13 of that Convention, in particular by applying the import prohibition procedure as an effective tool to protect their countries against the import of unwanted substances;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to transmit the present resolution to all Governments, inviting them to bring it to the attention of their competent authorities, in order to ensure the implementation of its provisions.

875th meeting
22 February 1979