Committee of the Whole – Final discussions, resolution on ensuring the availability of reference and test samples of controlled substances

Finland gave an update on its informal discussion this morning to finalise the points still open to discussion. The contentious paragraph would now read:

‘Recognising the important role entrusted to the INCB in accordance to article 9(4) of the 1961 convention…’

‘And also encourages UNODC to consider providing adequate specifications of their quality as far as available’

‘Medical purposes’ was deleted from the resolution throughout, to only keep ‘scientific purposes’.

Insert ‘including through the reinforcement of existing programmes’ in OP3, which was agreed upon by Finland. Argentina insisted on inserting the text after the UK objected to it.

The resolution was agreed and adopted.

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