This Day in History: Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs Signed (1961)

This Day in History:
Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs Signed (1961)

In 1961, representatives from 73 nations met at United Nations headquarters to draft an international treaty to fight the production, trade, and use of illegal drugs. Their comprehensive convention replaced a prior patchwork of treaties and was entered into force in 1964. It was amended in 1972 and now has more than 180 signatories. Despite its sweeping breadth, the document contains a significant ambiguity that has been interpreted differently by various nations. What is it? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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