Narcotic Drugs

The term narcotic (, from ancient Greek ναρκῶ narkō, "to make numb") originally referred medically to any psychoactive compound with numbing or paralysing properties. In the United States, it has since become associated with opiates and opioids, commonly morphine and heroin, as well as derivatives of many of the compounds found within raw opium latex. The primary three are morphine, codeine, and thebaine (while thebaine itself is only very mildly psychoactive, it is a crucial precursor in the vast majority of semi-synthetic opioids, such as oxycodone or hydrocodone). Legally speaking, the term "narcotic" may be imprecisely defined and typically has …



Amnesty International · 21 June 2024 English

To mark “World Drugs Day” on 26 June as activists worldwide are joining together under the #SupportDontPunish campaign, Amnesty International is launching this new policy paper to contribute to the …

States are party.3 The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 (‘Single Convention’) – subsequently the UN Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances was adopted to states that Parties recognize “that addiction to narcotic drugs constitute a serious evil for the individual Policy, 2003, pp. 173. 7 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, as amended by the 1972 Protocol, Articles policies, say UN experts at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs”, 13 March 2019, available at www.ohchr.or

UN: The United Nations · 13 June 2024 English

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and substantive support to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. The same delegation confirmed being among participating in the meetings of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs that expressed full satisfaction with the

UN: The United Nations · 13 June 2024 English

34 p.Coordination questions : report of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination -- Annual overview report of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination for …

sixty-seventh session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, would guide United Nations action on countering

UN: The United Nations · 10 June 2024 English

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cultivation, production and trafficking of narcotic drugs and their precursors; 5. Confirms that

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