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NCJ Number: 119794 Find in a Library
Title: Activities of the Narcotics Laboratory Section of the Division of Narcotic Drugs in Supporting National Laboratories
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:41  Issue:1  Dated:special issue (January-March 1984)  Pages:69-74
Corporate Author: United Nations Secretariat
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Secretariat
New York, NY 10017
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: The Narcotics Laboratory Section of the Division of Narcotic Drugs of the United Nations Secretariat was established in 1954 and has conducted activities based on the recommendations of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
Abstract: The Section has conducted research on opium, cannabis, khat, and codeine. The Section currently provides training in drug identification techniques to scientists, mainly from developing countries. In addition, it develops training standards and conducts efforts to strengthen national narcotics laboratories in developing countries, through the procurement of basic laboratory equipment and other activities. Moreover, it is conducting efforts to develop standard testing methods applicable in developing countries, providing reference samples for analytical and research purposes, providing scientific and technical information on drugs of abuse, and collaborating with national narcotics laboratories. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Drug analysis; International cooperation; United Nations (UN)
Note: Special issue on the role of narcotics laboratories in combating the illicit drug traffic
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