Morocco Re-elected to Head the International Narcotics Control Board

Vienna, Austria – May 23, 2024 – Morocco was re-elected on Wednesday to the presidency of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) by the members of this body, which is holding its 140th session from 20 to 31 May in Vienna.

Morocco’s re-election, in the person of Professor Jallal Toufiq, is once again a recognition of the Kingdom’s substantial contribution to the international debate on the implementation of international drug control conventions.

It is also a recognition of the Kingdom’s constant advocacy for the imperative of strengthening sub-regional, regional and international cooperation, as well as its recognized actions and sustained efforts within the framework of international efforts to combat the global drug problem.

Ten of the members are elected from a list of persons nominated by governments. The three other members are elected from a list of persons nominated by the World Health Organization (WHO) for their experience in medicine, pharmacology or pharmacy.

INCB publishes an annual report that provides a comprehensive review of the global drug control situation, in which it analyzes information provided by governments, United Nations bodies, specialized agencies or other competent international organizations, in order to ensure that the provisions of the international drug control treaties are properly implemented by governments, and recommends remedial measures.

INCB is an independent and quasi-judicial expert body established by the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 by merging two bodies: The Permanent Central Narcotics Board, created by the International Opium Convention of 1925, and the Drug Supervisory Body, created by the 1931 Convention for Limiting the Manufacture and Regulating the Distribution of Narcotic Drugs.

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