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A/RES/46/104


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

16 December 1991

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                                                 A/RES/46/104
                                                 74th plenary meeting
                                                 16 December 1991
 
      United Nations International Drug Control Programme
 
  The General Assembly,
 
  Recalling its resolution 45/179 of 21 December 1990, by which it requested
the Secretary-General to create a single drug control programme to be called
the United Nations International Drug Control Programme, based at Vienna, and
to integrate fully therein the structures and the functions of the Division of
Narcotic Drugs of the Secretariat, the secretariat of the International
Narcotics Control Board and the United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control
with the objective of enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of the United
Nations structure for drug control in keeping with the functions and mandates
of the United Nations in this field,
 
  Recalling also the Political Declaration and the Global Programme of Action
adopted on 23 February 1990 at its seventeenth special session,
 
  Emphasizing that the problem of drug abuse and illicit trafficking has to be
considered within the broader economic and social context,
 
  Reaffirming the importance of the role of the United Nations International
Drug Control Programme as the main focus for concerted international action
for drug abuse control,
 
  Underlining the role of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs as the principal
United Nations policy-making body on drug control issues, and endorsing
paragraph 1 (c) of Economic and Social Council resolution 1991/38 of 21 June
1991,
 
  Reaffirming the importance of the full technical independence of the
International Narcotics Control Board in accordance with article 9, paragraph
2, of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961, and endorsing Economic
and Social Council resolution 1991/48 of 21 June 1991 approving administrative
arrangements between the Board and the United Nations International Drug
Control Programme to ensure this independence,
 
  Recognizing that international cooperation against illicit trafficking
should be pursued in full conformity with the principles enshrined in the
Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law,
 
  Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the measures taken
to implement resolution 45/179 on the enhancement of the United Nations
structure for drug abuse control,
 
  Noting that in the consideration of the programme budget proposals submitted
by the Secretary-General for the biennium 1992-1993 full account should be
taken of the measures proposed pursuant to resolution 45/179,
 
  Commending the United Nations International Drug Control Programme for the
activities undertaken so far in the performance of the functions entrusted to
it,
 
  1.  Takes note with appreciation of the report of the Secretary-General on
the measures taken to implement resolution 45/179 on the enhancement of the
United Nations structure for drug abuse control;
 
  2.  Welcomes the integration of the structures and functions of the Division
of Narcotic Drugs, the secretariat of the International Narcotics Control
Board and the United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control into a single
international drug control programme based at Vienna;
 
  3.  Emphasizes the need for the Executive Director of the United Nations
International Drug Control Programme to have the necessary degree of
managerial flexibility to discharge effectively and expeditiously the
functions of te Programme under the terms of United Nations treaties and
resolutions relating to international drug control, while recognizing that the
Programme is now a part of the United Nations Secretariat;
 
  4.  Requests that the restructuring process envisaged in resolution 45/179
and in the present resolution be completed as soon as possible so that the
United Nations International Drug Control Programme can fulfil its mandates
with enhanced effectiveness and efficiency;
 
  5.  Endorses Economic and Social Council resolution 1991/38, which calls on
the Commission on Narcotic Drugs to give policy guidance to the United Nations
International Drug Control Programme and to monitor its activities;
 
  6.  Urges the United Nations International Drug Control Programme to give
special emphasis to the implementation of those issues from the Global
Programme of Action identified as priorities by the Commission on Narcotic
Drugs in its resolution 2 (XXXIV) adopted at its thirty-fourth session;
 
  7.  Requests the Executive Director of the United Nations International Drug
Control Programme, in accordance with the authority delegated to him by the
Secretary-General, to coordinate and provide effective leadership for all
United Nations drug control activities, in order to ensure coherence of
actions within the Programme as well as coordination, complementarity and
non-duplication of such activities across the United Nations system, and in
this context actively to seek cooperation and support for a global approach
from other international organizations, non-governmental organizations,
bilateral programmes and national institutions;
 
  8.  Strongly urges all Governments to provide the fullest possible financial
and political support to the United Nations International Drug Control
Programme, in particular by increasing the extrabudgetary contributions to the
Programme, with a view to expanding and strengthening its operational
activities and technical cooperation in particular with developing countries;
 
  9.  Endorses the proposal of the Secretary-General to place the financial
resources of the existing United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control under the
direct responsibility of the Executive Director of the United Nations
International Drug Control Programme as a fund for financing operational
activities, mainly in developing countries;
 
  10.  Emphasizes that, in accordance with established United Nations
priorities as contained in the medium-term plan for the period 1992-1997
adequate resources should be allocated so as to enable the United Nations
International Drug Control Programme to carry out its activities and fulfil
the functions assigned to it by resolution 45/179 and by other relevant
General Assembly and Economic and Social Council resolutions;
 
  11.  Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly at its
forty-seventh session on measures taken to implement the present resolution.