Opening of joint INCB-UNODC international conference on Precursor Chemicals and New Psychoactive Substances
Around 200 participants from 37 countries, among them Government officials and representatives of international and regional organisations,are discussing the global challenges posed by precursor chemicals and new psychoactive substances at a four-day international conference in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference was opened on Tuesday by the Minister of Justice of Thailand, Mr. Paiboon Koomchaya, the Vice-president of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Mr. Viroj Sumyai, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC) Regional Representative for South East-East Asia and the Pacific, Mr. Jeremy Douglas. See more...
An INCB mission visited Ghana from 15 to 17 April 2015. The mission was conducted by the Second Vice-President of the Board, Dr. Viroj Sumyai, accompanied by Ms. Ha Fung NG (Cilla) of the INCB Secretariat. The purpose of the mission was to discuss specific issues related to the country's implementation of the three international drug control conventions.
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is the independent and quasi-judicial monitoring body for the implementation of the United Nations international drug control conventions. It was established in 1968 in accordance with the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961. It had predecessors under the former drug control treaties as far back as the time of the League of Nations.