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International Narcotics Control Board. (2017) Precursors 2016 and chemicals frequently used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. New York: United Nations.

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The present report provides Governments with the Board’s latest analysis of the functioning of the international precursor control system and a comprehensive overview of the most recent precursor trends and challenges, in accordance with the Board’s mandate under the 1988 Convention. In our conclusions, we address a number of overarching concerns that emerge from our analysis of this year’s data and information. An area previously addressed that has increased in importance is the vulnerability of the global precursor control systems in periods of political instability in a number of countries and entire regions.

The present report also picks up on the concerns of the special session’s outcome document and provides a thematic focus on the prevention of chemical diversion beyond regulatory controls, namely the role of law enforcement, and a call to overcome competing interests, compartmentalization and the mentality that considers seizures to be the ultimate goal of an intervention, rather than focusing on identifying and disrupting the sources and criminal groups behind attempts to obtain the necessary chemicals.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco), Cannabis, CNS depressants / Sedatives, CNS stimulants, Cocaine, Inhalents and solvents, Opioid, New psychoactive substance
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Harm reduction, Crime prevention
Source
Date
March 2017
Pages
132 p.
Publisher
United Nations
Corporate Creators
International Narcotics Control Board
Place of Publication
New York
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