Drug control

Drug control has been a major international concern since the first international conference on this issue was convened in 1909. The international community created a system for drug control under the supervision of the Leage of Nations and, since 1946, continued it through the United Nations.

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was established in 1946. It is a functional commission under the ECOCOC with the mission to analyse
the world drug situation and strenghten the international control system.

International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is the independent organ for the control of the implementation of the United Nations drug conventions.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), headquartered in Vienna, is the administrative centre for drug related issues. It supports the UN member states in the struggle against drug abuse and illicit trafficking and in implementing international drug treaties.

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UN documents and publications in catalogues and databases

  • United Nations Digital Library offers UN documents and open access publications, UN voting data and speeches, UN maps, Content in 6+ languages. Replaces the traditional online catalogue UNBISnet.
  • UN iLibrary UN publications online covering different topics.
  • ODS full-text UN documents published from 1993 onward and scanned documents published between 1946 and 1993 in the official languages of the UN.
  • Daily list of documents (ODS). Documents published for the day, with full text links, can be found in the United Nations full text database ODS.
  • UNBIS Thesaurus a multilingual database of the controlled vocabulary used to describe UN documents.
  • Index to proceedings is an annual bibliographic guide to the proceedings and documentation of the major UN organs. The index includes:
    • a list of all documents
    • a comprehensive subject index
    • an index to speeches
    • a voting chart of resolutions
  • United Nations Documents Index (United Nations Digital Library) References to all documents by subject area are published. A collection of indexes is held by the Dag Hammarskjöld and Law Library, Uppsala, and the Libraries at UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva.