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close this bookGuidelines for the WHO Review of Dependence-Producing Psychoactive Substances for International Control (WHO/EDM, 2000, 22 p.)
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View the documentI. Mandate
View the documentII. Underlying principles
View the documentIII. Provisions of the conventions
Open this folder and view contentsVI. WHO review procedure
View the documentV. Communication of WHO recommendations
View the documentVI. Publication of documents related to the WHO review
View the documentVII. Abbreviations and definitions
View the documentAppendix 1: Excerpts from the UN drug control conventions
View the documentAppendix 2: Resolution 1(S-VIII) of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs1

VII. Abbreviations and definitions

CND

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs, a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.



Expert Committee

In this document, "the Expert Committee" refers to the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. The First World Health Assembly decided, by resolution WHA1.25 (1948), to establish the Expert Committee on Habit-Forming Drugs which, since its sixteenth meeting (1968), is named the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence.



INCB

International Narcotics Control Board; designated as "Board" in the text of the 1988 Convention.



Interpol

International Criminal Police Organization



Member State

A State which is a member of WHO.



Narcotic drug

Any of the substances in Schedules I and II of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, as amended by the 1972 Protocol Amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.



Notification

A formal communication addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations by a Party to an international drug control convention or by WHO, or by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to a Party to an international drug control convention or to WHO. In the context of the present guidelines, reference to a notification means a notification relating to the scheduling of a substance under the provisions of either Article 3 of the Single Convention or Articles 2 and 3 of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances.



Party

A State which has become a Party to an international drug control convention, through signature, ratification, accession, or succession.



Psychoactive substance

Any substance, natural or synthetic, or any natural substance material, which has psychoactive properties. In the present guidelines the term psychoactive substance is used also for those substances which are at present not under international control.



Psychotropic substance

Any substance, natural or synthetic, in Schedule I, II, III or IV of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances, 1971.



The 1961 Convention

Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, as amended by the 1972 Protocol.



The 1971 Convention

Convention on Psychotropic Substances, 1971.



The 1988 Convention

United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, 1988.



UNDCP

United Nations International Drug Control Programme