VIENNA, 24 April (United Nations Information Service) - Addressing European Union National Drug Coordinators in Malta today, INCB President, Werner Sipp, called for the application of alternatives to punishment of drug-related crimes of a minor nature... [Read More]
INCB calls for adequate access to medicines for treatment of mental illness on occasion of World Health Day
VIENNA, 7 April (United Nations Information Service) - On the occasion of World Health Day 2017, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) commends WHO's year-long campaign "Depression: Let's Talk". The President of the INCB, Mr. Werner Sipp, said: "There are broad connections between this campaign and the availability of internationally controlled drugs, to make sure that the appropriate medicines and medical treatment are available for people in need. Just as the lack of training... [Read more]
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.