The United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances has the objective to limit the international availability of narcotic drugs. The Convention is one of four conventions on good governance which are covered by the GSP+ regulation.
The UN Convention against Illicit Drug Traffic was adopted in 1988 and entered into force in November 1990. Together with the Convention on Psychotropic Substances and the Single Convention, the Convention against Illicit Drug Traffic regulates the international availability of narcotic drugs. The Convention contains additional provisions to strengthen the international cooperation against illicit production, smuggling, illicit trade and every other form of illegal submission of narcotics. Parties to the Convention commit to persecute illegal drug trafficking, classify violations against drug regulations as a criminal offense, persecute money laundering activities resulting from drug trafficking and to prevent the diversion of precursors. The Convention’s implementation is monitored by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Convention is part of the four conventions on good governance which are part of the GSP+ regulation.UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)