TitleThe need for a balance between demand for and supply of opiates used to meet medical and scientific needs
Urges all Governments to continue to contribute to maintaining a balance between the licit supply of and demand for opiate raw materials used for medical and scientific purposes, supporting traditional and established supplier countries, and to cooperate in preventing the proliferation of sources of production of opiate raw materials; urges Governments of consumer countries to assess their licit needs for opiate raw materials realistically on the basis of actual consumption and utilization of opiate raw materials and the opiates derived from them and to communicate those needs to the International Narcotics Control Board; endorses the concern expressed by the International Narcotics Control Board in its report for 2005 regarding the advocacy by a non-governmental organization of legalization of opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan and urges all Governments to strongly oppose such proposals and to continue to strengthen drug control in compliance with their obligations emanating from the international drug control treaties; requests the International Narcotics Control Board to continue its efforts to monitor the implementation of the relevant Economic and Social Council resolutions in full compliance with the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 and that Convention as amended by the 1972 Protocol.
In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 2007, New York, 17 and 22 Jan., 6, 9 and 15 Feb., 2 and 15 Mar. and 16 Apr. 2007; resumed organizational session for 2007, New York, 25 and 26 Apr. and 24 May 2007, substantive session of 2007, Geneva, 2-27 July 2007, resumed substantive session of 2007, New York, 4 and 17 Oct. 2007 - E/2007/99 - p. 29-31 - (ESCOR, 2007, Suppl. no. 1).