Re-election of Morocco to the International Narcotics Control Board


The Kingdom of Morocco was re-elected for a third term as a member of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), in the person of Mr. Jallal Toufiq, during the elections held Tuesday by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC ) of ONU.

Morocco and India were elected in the first round of voting, the Moroccan candidacy having received thirty votes out of fifty-four in total, indicates a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad. , noting that this electoral success was achieved in a context of unprecedented competition between the twenty-five candidate countries for the five seats to be filled by the candidates proposed by the governments.

Morocco’s election to this centrally important body demonstrates the credibility of the Kingdom’s contribution to multilateral action aimed at meeting global economic, social and health challenges, in particular those linked to drug control. , underlines the press release.

This is a mark of the confidence placed by the international community in the tireless efforts of the Kingdom in the fight against the drug problem, in the context of trends linked to the emergence of new drugs, notably synthetics.

Mr. Jallal Toufiq, current president of the INCB, is also head of the National Center for Prevention and Research in Drug Addiction, director of the Moroccan Observatory of Drugs and Drug Addiction and director of the Ar-Razi Psychiatric Hospital.

The INCB is an independent, quasi-judicial expert body established by the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961, charged with monitoring the implementation of the United Nations Conventions on Narcotic Drugs. It publishes an annual report in which it provides a comprehensive study of the drug control situation in the world and the implementation of the UN Conventions in this area, and recommends corrective measures within this framework.

It is made up of thirteen members elected by ECOSOC, ten of whom are elected from a list of people designated by governments. The other three members are elected from a list of people nominated by the World Health Organization.

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