Commission on narcotic drugs

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was founded in 1946. The Commission has as its mandate the supervision of international efforts to control the use and movement of narcotics and psychotropic substances, as well as to assist the Economic and Social Council in overseeing the implementation of international drug control treaties.

The United Nations has developed a treaty-based programme for international cooperation in controlling the production and trafficking of drugs and in the treatment of drug abuse.

More on the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

The individual documents from the Commission on Narcotic Drugs carry the following symbols:

E/ Economic and Social Council

-/CN.7 Commission no. 7 = Commission on Narcotic Drugs


-/sequential number

Ex. E/CN.7/2004/7 Economic and Social Council, Commission on Narcotic Drugs, 2004, document no. 7

  • Information about the structure and work of the Commission and full text documents and reports can be accessed from the website of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
  • The Commission submits an annual report to the ECOSOC in the documentary series Supplements to the Official Records of the Economic and Social Council with the symbol pattern: E/CN.7/YEAR/No.
  • Recent supplements are posted as Reports at the ECOSOC website.
  • A survey of Drug-Related Treaties linking to full text is posted at the website of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

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