INCB congratulates Timor-Leste on its accession to the 1988 Convention

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has congratulated the Government of Timor-Leste on the country's recent accession to the 1988 United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.

INCB has noted this as a positive step towards integrating Timor-Leste into regional and international efforts to combat drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking, and encourages the Government to further its efforts in drug control and to ensure compliance with the 1988 Convention.  The Board has recommended that the Government invoke article 12 of the Convention regarding the control of precursor chemicals frequently used in the illicit manufacture of drugs. 

At the same time, INCB encourages the Government to take steps to ensure the accession of Timor-Leste to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances.

In its annual reports, INCB has reiterated the importance of universal application of the international drug control treaties and has urged those States that have not yet done so, particularly those in Oceania, to take the steps necessary to accede to all three international drug control treaties without delay.

As the quasi-judicial, treaty-based body mandated to monitor compliance with the three international drug control conventions, INCB maintains an ongoing dialogue with Governments with a view to improving drug control efforts and implementation of the conventions.

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