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The International Drug Control Conventions

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The present publication contains the texts of the three main international drug control conventions: the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 as amended by the 1972 Protocol; the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971; and the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988. Annex I contains a table showing the year in which the narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances were placed under international control. Annex II shows the year in which substances frequently used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances were placed under the control of the 1988 Convention.

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Final act of the United Nations conference for the adoption of a convention against illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances

The General Assembly of the United Nations, by its resolution 39/141 of 14 December 1984, requested the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, “taking into consideration Article 62, paragraph 3, and Article 66, paragraph 1, of the Charter of the United Nations and Council resolution 9 (I) of 16 February 1946, to request the Commission on Narcotic Drugs to initiate at its thirty-first session, to be held in February 1985, as a matter of priority, the preparation of a draft convention against illicit traffic in narcotic drugs which considers the various aspects of the problem as a whole and, in particular, those not envisaged in existing international instruments ...”.

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