TitleDemand for and supply of opiates for medical and scientific needs.
Urges consumer countries to assess and communicate to the International Narcotics Control Board their real needs for opiates to ensure easy supply: (a) in urging the Governments concerned to adjust global production of opiate raw materials to a level corresponding to the actual licit needs and to avoid any proliferation of production; (b) in convening meetings during sessions of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs to enable the main States importing and producing opiate raw materials to discuss maintaining a balance between licit demand for and supply of opiates.
Adopted at the 45th plenary meeting, 23 July 1996. In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 1996, New York, 25 Jan. and 6-9 Feb. 1996; resumed organizational session for 1996, New York, 2 Apr. and 2-3 May 1996; substantive session of 1996, New York, 24 June-26 July 1996; resumed substantive session of 1996, New York, 10 Oct. and 13-14 and 20 Nov. 1996 - E/1996/96 - p. 43 - (ESCOR, 1996, Suppl. no. 1).