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This directory lists competent national authorities empowered to issue certificates and authorization for the import and export of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances; and competent national authorities empowered to regulate or enforce national controls over precursors and essential chemicals; International bodies that might assist national competent authorities in case no authority is listed for a given country or region, or in case contact cannot be established with the listed authorities. The directory also includes contact details of national competent authorities or international bodies and is issued annually. Introductory texts in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. 

Online directory of competent national authorities under the international drug control treaties

Released in January 2022
102 pages
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: United Nations, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Manufacture of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors: 2020

On a country-by-country basis, this publication lists national manufacturers authorized by Governments to manufacture or convert specific narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, as well as manufacturers of precursor chemicals. Along with the name of manufacturers, readers will find contact details and the name of narcotic drugs and/or psychotropic substances each manufacturer is authorized to produce. 

Released in December 2021
114 pages
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: United Nations, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Title page of the brochure "Manufacture of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Subtances and Their Precursors"

In 2016 the General Assembly unanimously adopted the outcome document of its special session on the world drug problem. Prepared by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the UNGASS 2016 outcome document contains over 100 operational recommendations in seven thematic chapters, focused on demand and supply reduction; the availability of controlled substances for medical and scientific purposes; human rights; challenges and new trends; international cooperation and development.

As a global leader in supporting countries to prevent and respond to the challenges posed by drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism, UNODC provides comprehensive assistance to Member States to implement the UNGASS 2016 outcome document and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNODC is pleased to launch, on the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the UNGASS 2016, a publication "People at the Centre: UNODC Support for UNGASS 2016 on the World Drug Problem" with an overview of just some of the work UNODC is doing around the world to support implementation of the UNGASS 2016 operational recommendations, and shows how these projects and programmes relate to targets under the SDGs.

This publication provides an introduction to this treaty-based function of the Commission. The first part focuses on the scheduling procedure, which is divided into the processes involved before, during and after the voting on the scheduling recommendations. The second part explores the control regimes of the schedules of the 1961 and 1971 Conventions and the tables of the 1988 Convention.