Fifty Years of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs: A Reinterpretation

Abstract

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, signed on 30 March 1961. 73 countries were represented at the conference that took place in New York from 24 January to 25 March 1961, which sought to lay a new solid foundation for drug control in the post-war United Nations era. The aim was to replace the multiple existing multilateral treaties in the field with a single instrument as well as to reduce the number of international treaty organs concerned with the control of narcotic drugs, and to make provisions for the control of the production of raw materials of narcotic drugs. The Single Convention entered into force on 13 December 1964, having met the requirement of forty state ratifications.

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@inproceedings{Jelsma2011FiftyYO, title={Fifty Years of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs: A Reinterpretation}, author={Martin Jelsma}, year={2011} }