India elected to INCB

  • Category
    International Relations
  • Published
    7th Jun, 2019

India’s Jagjit Pavadia was re-elected to the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) with the highest margin.

Context

India’s Jagjit Pavadia was re-elected to the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) with the highest margin.

About

  • Pavadia has been a member of the INCB since 2015. With current re-election, she will remain a member till 2025.
  • Her win provides more global space, hence more clout.

International Narcotics Control Board

  • It is the independent and quasi-judicial monitoring body for the implementation of the United Nations international drug control conventions.
  • It was established in 1968 in accordance with the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961.
  • It consists of 13 members who are elected by the ECOSOC.
  • Each of the 13 members is elected for a five-year term and serves in their personal capacity, not as government representatives.
  •  It is headquartered in Vienna.
  • It ensures adequate supplies of narcotics are available for medical and scientific purposes It also publishes an annual report providing a comprehensive survey of the drug control situation in various parts of the world to ECOSOC through the Commission.

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