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NCJ Number: 157385 Find in a Library
Title: Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 1991
Corporate Author: International Narcotics Control Board
United Nations Vienna International Centre
Austria
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: International Narcotics Control Board
Vienna 1400, Austria
United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: ISBN 92-1-148086-8
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
1st Avenue and 46th Street
Concourse Level
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This 1991 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board analyzes the drug-control situation worldwide, so that governments are kept currently aware of existing and potential situations that may endanger the objectives of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961; that Convention as amended by the 1972 Protocol; the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances; and the 1988 United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.
Abstract: The report draws governments' attention to gaps and weaknesses in national control and in treaty compliance. It also recommends improvements at both the national and international levels. A section on the operation of the international drug control system focuses on narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, substances often used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, and the demand for and supply of opiates for medical and scientific needs. An analysis of the world situation in terms of drug trafficking and drug law enforcement efforts focuses on the following continents and regions: Africa, East and Southeast Asia, Oceania, South Asia, Near and Middle East, Europe, North America, and South and Central America and the Caribbean. In an overview the report concludes that despite some encouraging developments and resolute pursuit of antidrug measures by countries at the community, national, regional, bilateral, and multilateral levels, the drug abuse situation worldwide remains grim. Illicit production, trafficking, and abuse of drugs, together with attendant violence and corruption, continue to imperil public health in virtually all countries, to undermine economies, and to wreak environmental devastation.
Main Term(s): International drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Africa; Asia; Central America; Drug smuggling; Europe; Foreign police; International cooperation; International crime statistics; Middle East; North America; South America
Note: DCC
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