International Narcotics Control Board Archive

International Narcotics Control Board: Message on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

VIENNA, 26 June (UN Information Service) – The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a reminder every year of the importance of the efforts being made around the world to prevent and alleviate the suffering caused by drug abuse and drug trafficking as well as of the importance of ensuring access to

International Narcotics Control Board expresses deep concern about the legalization of cannabis for non-medical use in Canada

VIENNA, 21 June (UN Information Service) – The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) notes with great concern the adoption by the Parliament of Canada of legislation aimed at legalizing and regulating the use of cannabis for non-medical purposes. Through their ratification of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, as amended by the 1972 Protocol,

International Narcotics Control Board concludes its 122nd session; treaty compliance critical to ensuring public health and wellbeing  

VIENNA, 22 May (UN Information Service) – The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) concluded its 122nd session in Vienna on Friday. Upon the closing of the session, the INCB President, Dr. Viroj Sumyai, emphasized the importance of compliance of countries with the three international drug control treaties and the grave consequences of non-compliance for public

Dr. Viroj Sumyai,President of the International Narcotics Control Board on World Health Day

7 April 2018 VIENNA, 7 April (UN Information Service) – On the occasion of World Health Day, the International Narcotics Control Board calls on Governments to increase the availability and accessibility of services for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug use disorders. As parties to the international drug control conventions, Governments are required to take

President of the International Narcotics Control Board Viroj Sumyai: Statement on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

    VIENNA, June (UN Information Service) – On the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) would like to recognize and encourage the efforts being made around the world to prevent and alleviate the suffering caused by drug abuse and drug trafficking. Drug abuse

International Narcotics Control Board recommends international control of two fentanyl precursors

VIENNA, 2 February (United Nations Information Service) – The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) today recommended the international control of two precursor chemicals used in the illicit manufacture of fentanyl – a narcotic drug about 100 times more powerful than morphine – and a number of fentanyl analogues, which are similar in structure. Illicitly manufactured