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Reference:  A/60/100  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

 
 

  Item 107:  

 

International drug control

Date of consideration:  7 & 10 October 2005

Third Committee report (59th session):  A/59/495  [ F ]  [ S ]  [ A ]  [ C ]  [ R ]

Document:

A/60/129  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Letter dated 13 July 2005 from the Permanent representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

A/60/130  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Report of the Secretary-General on international cooperation against the world drug problem

A/60/336   [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Letter dated 6 September 2005 from the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

A/60/403  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Note verbale dated 28 September 2005 from the Permanent Mission of Madagascar to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

A/60/405  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Letter dated 29 September 2005 from the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

Summary:

The item entitled "International campaign against traffic in drugs" was included in the agenda of the thirty-sixth session of the General Assembly, in 1981, at the request of Bolivia (A/36/193). Since its thirty-seventh session, the General Assembly has regularly continued its consideration of the item. At its forty-fourth session, the Assembly decided to change the title of the item to "International action to combat drug abuse and illicit trafficking" (resolution 44/142). At its forty-sixth and forty-seventh sessions, the item appeared as "Narcotic drugs" (resolutions 46/101 and 47/98). Since then the title of the item has been "International drug control".

In 1998, at its twentieth special session, devoted to countering the world drug problem together, the General Assembly adopted the Political Declaration (resolution S-20/2, annex), the Declaration on the Guiding Principles of Drug Demand Reduction (resolution S-20/3, annex) and measures to enhance international cooperation to counter the world drug problem (resolutions S-20/4 A to E).

At its fifty-fourth session, the General Assembly adopted the Action Plan for the Implementation of the Declaration on the Guiding Principles of Drug Demand Reduction (resolution 54/132, annex).

At its fifty-fifth to fifty-eighth sessions, the General Assembly considered the item (resolutions 55/65, 56/124, 57/174 and 58/141).

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly requested the International Narcotics Control Board, pursuant to Economic and Social Council resolution 1995/20 of 24 July 1995, to monitor international trade so that diversion attempts could be identified, preventing chemical precursors from reaching the illicit markets; and requested the Secretary-General to provide the necessary resources to the International Narcotics Control Board to enable it to continue its work effectively (resolution 59/162). The Assembly further urged all Member States to implement the Action Plan for the Implementation of the Declaration on the Guiding Principles of Drug Demand Reduction; urged States to renew their efforts to implement the Action Plan against Illicit Manufacture, Trafficking and Abuse of Amphetamine-type Stimulants and Their Precursors; encouraged States to establish or strengthen mechanisms for ensuring strict control of substances listed in the international drug treaties and of chemical precursors used to manufacture illicit drugs; called upon all States to strengthen international cooperation among judicial and law enforcement authorities to prevent and combat illicit drug trafficking; urged States to strengthen action aimed at preventing and combating the laundering of proceeds derived from drug trafficking and related criminal activities, with the support of the United Nations system and relevant international institutions; called upon States, where appropriate, to enhance support for alternative development, environmental protection and eradication programmes undertaken by countries affected by illicit cultivation; urged all Governments to provide the fullest possible financial and political support to the United Nations International Drug Control Programme by widening its donor base and increasing voluntary contributions; and requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its sixtieth session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 59/163).

 

 

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