Economic and Social Council elects new members of the International Narcotics Control Board

VIENNA, 10 May 2021 - The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is pleased to announce that on 20 April 2021 the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elected new members to the Board.

From among candidates nominated by the World Health Organization (WHO), Cornelis de Joncheere (Netherlands) and Richard Phillip Mattick (Australia) were re-elected by the Council to five-year terms commencing in 2022.

From among candidates nominated by Governments, the Council re-elected Sevil H. H. Atasoy (Turkey), David T. Johnson (United States) and Galina Korchagina (Russian Federation), and elected Lu Lin (China) and Nirinomenjanahary Larissa Razanadimby (Madagascar), also to five-year terms commencing in 2022.

Further details about the election and biographical information of the newly-elected Members of the Board were issued by the Economic and Social Council in documents E/2021/9/Add.7, E/2021/9/Add.8 and E/2021/9/Add.9. The results of the elections were announced by the Council in press release ECOSOC/7040.

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INCB is the independent, quasi-judicial body charged with promoting and monitoring Government compliance with the three international drug control conventions: the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and the 1988 Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. Established by the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961, the thirteen members of the Board are elected in a personal capacity by the Economic and Social Council for terms of five years.

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