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Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2017

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This annual report prepared by The Board provides a comprehensive account of the global drug situation, analyses trends in drug abuse and drug trafficking and suggests necessary remedial action. Divided into four parts, it covers the following topics: drugs and corruption, functioning of the international drug control system, analysis of the world situation and finally, a set of recommendations to Governments, the United Nations and other relevant international and regional organizations. A set of Annexes follows as well.

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Foreword

Each year, the complexity of the world drug situation increases. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is tasked with monitoring States’ implementation of the international drug control treaties and supporting Governments in ensuring the availability of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances for medical and scientific purposes while preventing their diversion and abuse. Through evidence-based research and documentation, INCB strongly urges Governments to adopt humane and balanced drug policies that reflect a human rights-based approach, implementing the international drug control conventions and applying the principles of proportionality and adherence to the rule of law embedded in the treaties. Without due consideration of human rights, there are devastating consequences.

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