United Nations

A/50/461


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

26 September 1995

ORIGINAL:
ENGLISH


Fiftieth session
Agenda item 108


INTERNATIONAL DRUG CONTROL

Implementation of General Assembly resolution 48/12

Report of the Secretary-General


1.   The high-level  plenary meetings  on international  cooperation in drug
control,  held during  the  forty-eighth  session of  the General  Assembly,
concluded  with the  adoption of  Assembly  resolution  48/12 of  28 October
1993.   In  that  resolution, the  Assembly,  underlining  the  role of  the
Commission  on Narcotic Drugs  as the principal United Nations policy-making
body  on drug control issues,  requested the Commission, with the support of
the  United  Nations International  Drug  Control  Programme (UNDCP)  and in
cooperation  with the International Narcotics Control Board,  to monitor and
evaluate action at the national and  international level in implementing the
international drug control instruments, with a  view to identifying areas of
satisfactory  progress and weakness,  and to  recommend to  the Economic and
Social Council in  1995 appropriate adjustments  of drug  control activities
whenever  required.   The Assembly  also  requested  the Commission  and the
Council,  with  the assistance  of  UNDCP  and the  International  Narcotics
Control Board, to consider and make  recommendations on several drug control
issues.  The Assembly invited the Commission to take the necessary  measures
to implement the resolution, including consideration  of the convening of an
ad hoc expert group  to contribute to  the examination of the issues  and to
the  identification  of concrete  action-oriented  recommendations,  and  to
report on its findings  to the Assembly at its fiftieth session, through the
Council.

2.    The Commission  on  Narcotic  Drugs,  at  its thirty-seventh  session,
adopted   resolution   3  (XXXVII),   entitled   "Measures   to   strengthen
international cooperation  against  the  illicit production,  sale,  demand,
traffic  and distribution of narcotic drugs and  psychotropic substances and
related  activities,  1/  in  which  it  determined  the  methodology  to be
followed  in the implementation  of General  Assembly resolution  48/12.  In
accordance  with that resolution,  the Executive  Director of UNDCP convened
an ad  hoc intergovernmental advisory group  at Vienna from  29 August to  2
September and from 14 to


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 18 November 1994.   His report  on the  implementation of General  Assembly
resolution  48/12  (E/CN.7/1995/14),  which,   inter  alia,  reflected   the
deliberations  of  that  group,  was  submitted  to  the  Commission  at its
thirtyeighth session.

3.  At its thirty-eighth  session, the Commission on  Narcotic Drugs adopted
resolution  13  (XXXVIII),  entitled  "Status  of international  cooperation
against the  illicit production, sale, demand,  traffic and distribution  of
narcotic  drugs and psychotropic  substances". 2/   In  that resolution, the
Commission invited States and relevant bodies  to give due consideration  to
the  recommendations contained in  the report  of the  Executive Director on
the  implementation  of General  Assembly  resolution  48/12  and  requested
Member  States to  review  their  implementation and  inform  the  Executive
Director  of their  findings  before 1  December  1995.   In  addition,  the
Commission requested the Executive  Director to further elaborate and refine
the  recommendations and  to submit  them to  the Commission at  its thirty-
ninth session.  It invited UNDCP  to consider applying those recommendations
that  could be implemented  within the  framework of  existing resources and
current mandates.   The Commission,  on an  interim basis,  reported to  the
Council in 1995 and  will report to the  General Assembly at  its fiftyfirst
session, through the Council in 1996.


Notes

  1/   Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, 1994, Supplement
No. 10 (E/1994/30), chap. XI.

  2/  Ibid., 1995, Supplement No. 9 (E/1995/29), chap. XII, sect. A.


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