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FINAL ACT OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE
1. The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, in accordance with Article 62, paragraph 4, of the Charter of the United Nations, and with the provisions of General Assembly resolution 366 (IV) of 3 December 1949, decided, by resolution 1474 (XLVIII), to convene a conference of plenipotentiaries for the adoption of a Protocol on Psychotropic Substances.
2. The United Nations Conference for the Adoption of a Protocol on Psychotropic Substances met in Vienna from 11 January to 21 February 1971.
3. The following 71 States were represented by representatives at the Conference:
4. The following States were
represented by an observer at the Conference:
5. The following specialized agency was represented at the Conference:
World Health Organization
6. The following international body was represented at the Conference:
International Narcotics Control Board
7. The following non-governmental organization was represented at the Conference:
International Crimninal Police
8. General A. A. El Hadeka, Director of the Permanent Anti-Narcotics Bureau of the League of Arab States, at the invitation of the Conference, also attended in a personal capacity under Rule 39 of the rules of procedure.
9. In accordance with the resolution of the Economic and Social Council referred to in paragraph 1 and with the rules of procedure adopted by the Conference, the observers and the representatives of the above-mentioned organizations and bodies participated in the work of the Conference without the right to vote.
10. The Conference elected Mr.
E. Nettel (Austria) as President, and as Vice-Presidents the representatives of the
11. Mr. V. Winspeare-Guicciardi was the representative of the Secretary-General on the opening day of the Conference, being succeeded thereafter by Dr. V. Kusevic. The Executive Secretary of the Conference was Dr. V. Kusevic, the Legal Adviser was Mr. G. Wattles and the Deputy Executive Secretary was Mr. Ansar Khan.
12. The Conference had before it a draft Protocol on Psychotropic Substances prepared by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs of the Council, and other documentation prepared by the Secretary-General.
13. The Conference set up the
14. The Technical Committee
established the following Ad Hoc Working Group:*
15. The Committee on Control
Measures established the following Ad Hoc Working Groups:*
16. As a result of its deliberations, as recorded in the summary records of the Plenary and the Minutes of the Meetings of the General Committee and the Committee on Control Measures and the Reports of all the Committees, the Conference adopted and opened for signature the Convention on Psychotropic Substances, 1971. In addition the Conference adopted three resolutions annexed to this Final Act.
DONE at Vienna, this twenty-first day of February, one thousand nine hundred and seventy one, in a single copy in the Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish languages, each text being equally authentic. The original text shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the representatives have signed this Final Act.
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