TitleDemand for and supply of opiates for medical and scientific needs
Urges all Governments to continue contributing to the maintenance of a balance between the licit supply of and demand for opiate raw materials for medical and scientific needs, the achievement of which would be facilitated by maintaining, insofar as their constitutional and legal systems permit, support to the traditional and legal supplier countries, and to cooperate in preventing the proliferation of sources of production of opiate raw materials; urges consumer countries to assess their licit needs for opiate raw materials realistically and to communicate those needs to the International Narcotics Control Board, in order to ensure easy supply, and also urges the producing countries concerned and the Board to increase efforts to monitor the available supply and to ensure sufficient stocks of licit opiate raw materials.
In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 2001, New York, 29-31 Jan. 2001; resumed organizational session for 2001, New York, 8, 13 and 22 March, 3 May and 4 June 2001; substantive session of 2001, Geneva, 2-26 July 2001; resumed substantive session of 2001, New York, 10 and 24 Oct. and 20 Dec. 2001 - E/2001/99 - p. 39 - (ESCOR, 2001, Suppl. no. 1).