Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky participated in a United Nations press conference to discuss the findings of the 2008 International Narcotics Control Board Annual Report

February 19, 2009

Melvyn Levitsky, a member of the International Narcotics Control Board (ICNB), highlighted the success of multilateral drug control in recent years and discussed the need for further system improvements. According to the press release, a key report conclusion was that, globally, more attention needed to be focused on prevention strategies since gaps in preventive efforts stimulated drug trafficking, abuse, and the need for treatment. The INCB monitors and promotes the implementation of the three drug control conventions—the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and the 1988 United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.

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