In his presentation of the International Narcotics Control Board's Annual Report for 2014 to the Economic and Social Council, the President of the Board, Mr. Werner Sipp underlined the importance of a comprehensive, integrated and balanced approach and drew Governments' attention to the fact that in many countries the treaty obligations are not implemented in a balanced and comprehensive manner.
An INCB mission visited Italy from 9 to 12 June 2015. The mission was conducted by Mr. Raymond Yans, member of INCB, accompanied by Ms. Beate Hammond, Drug Control Officer of the INCB Secretariat. The last mission to Italy took place in 1999.
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.