TitlePreparation of an International Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.
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Requests the Secretary-General to transmit by 15 Mar. 1988 for consideration the relevant parts of the report of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs to all States, the specialized agencies, the INCB and the International Criminal Police Organization and other interested intergovernmental organizations; decides to convene a conference of plenipotentiaries for the adoption of a convention against illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and a review group for the conference to meet for a period of up to 2 weeks, preferably at Vienna, not later than mid-June 1988; instructs the review group: (a) to review the draft text of articles 1 to 6 with a view to submitting them to the plenipotentiary conference; (b) to consider organizational matters relating to the conference and the draft provisional rules of procedure to be prepared by the Secretary-General; requests the Secretary-General: (a) to arrange for the conference to be held in 1988, not sooner than 4 months after the meeting of the review group; (b) to invite to participate in the conference and the meeting of the review group: all States, specialized agencies and intergovernmental organizations interested in the matter and the INCB; to transmit immediately after the meeting of the review group the draft text of the convention and related documents to all States and other interested parties; to prepare provisional rules of procedure for the conference; to provide summary records of the meetings of the conference and its committees.
Adopted at the 13th plenary meeting, 25 May 1988. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 1st regular session of 1988, 3-27 May 1988. - E/1988/INF/5. - 27 June 1988. - p. 21-24. - Issued in ESCOR, 1988, Suppl. no. 1.