TitlePrevention of diversion from international trade into illicit channels of psychotropic substances listed in Schedules III and IV of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971.
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Invites all Governments to extend the system of voluntary assessments of annual medical and scientific requirements for substances listed in Schedule II to include also substances listed in Schedules III and IV of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971; calls upon importing countries to exercise continuing vigilance to ensure that imports of psychotropic substances are in accordance with requirements for medical and scientific purposes and to cooperate with exporting countries and with INCB in order to prevent the diversion of such substances into illicit channels; invites all Governments to communicate from time to time their assessments of annual medical and scientific requirements for substances listed in Schedules III and IV of the Convention to INCB for publication, with a view to providing guidance for manufacture and export; invites all Governments to develop mechanisms to ensure that exports of psychotropic substances are in line with importing countries' assessments and, if necessary, to consult with the Governments of such countries or with INCB on such matters; requests the Secretary-General to transmit the resolution to all Governments and to invite them to bring it to the attention of the competent national authorities in order to ensure the implementation of its provisions.
Adopted at the 15th plenary meeting, 21 June 1991. In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 1991, New York, 30 January and 5 and 7 February 1991; resumed organizational session for 1991, New York, 25 March 1991; first regular session of 1991, New York, 13-31 May 1991; resumed first regular session of 1991, New York, 17-21 June 1991 - E/1991/91 - p. 36-37 - (ESCOR, 1991, Suppl. no. 1).