Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2015 

Foreword by the INCB President

Explanatory Notes

Contents

Chapter I
The health and welfare of mankind: challenges and opportunities for the international control of drugs
A. Health and welfare as the main objectives of the international drug control treaties
B. Drugs and the health and welfare of mankind
C. The conventions and their results
D. Socioeconomic and sociopolitical context of drug control
E. Social health and challenges
F. Supply reduction efforts and their limitations
G. The principle of proportionality
H. Respect for human rights
I. Unintended consequences
J. Conclusions and recommendations: how drug control can promote human health and welfare

Chapter II
Functioning of the international drug control system
A. Promoting the consistent application of the international drug control treaties
B. Ensuring the implementation of the provisions of the international drug control treaties
C. Governments' cooperation with the Board
D. Evaluation of overall treaty compliance
E. Action taken by the Board to ensure the implementation of the international drug control treaties
F. Special topics

Chapter III
Analysis of the world situation (full chapter)
A. Africa
B. Americas
Central America and the Caribbean
North America
South America
C. Asia
East and South-East Asia
South Asia
West Asia
D. Europe
E. Oceania

Chapter IV
Recommendations to Governments, the United Nations and other relevant international and regional organizations

Annexes

I.

Regional and subregional groupings used in the report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2014

II.

Current membership of the International Narcotics Control Board About the International Narcotics Control Board

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