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CHAPTER VI
NARCOTIC DRUGS AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES
1 . Protocol amending the Agreements, Conventions and Protocols on Narcotic Drugs, concluded at The Hague on 23 January 1912, at Geneva on 11 February 1925 and 19 February 1925, and 13 July 1931, at Bangkok on 27 November 1931 and at Geneva on 26 June 1936
Lake Success, New York, 11 December 1946
Entry into force
:
11 December 1946, in accordance with article VII(1).
Registration :
3 February 1948, No. 186
Status :
Signatories : 23. Parties : 62
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 12, p. 179.
Note :
The Protocol was approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in resolution 54 (I)1of 19 November 1946.
In accordance with its article 44 (1), the provisions of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, as amended by the Protocol amending the Single Convention on Narocitc Drugs, 1961 of 8 August 1975, as between the parties thereto, terminates and replaces the provisions of the above Protocol, except as it affects the Convention listed under No. VI-11. See chapter VI.18.

The amendments set forth in the annex to the Protocol came into force on the dates indicated in respect of the Agreements and Conventions listed below as follows in accordance with paragraph 2 of article VII of the Protocol:2
27 Oct 1947 Agreement concerning the Suppression of the Manufacture of, Internal Trade in, and Use of,
Prepared Opium (with Protocol, signed at Geneva on 11 February 1925

3 Feb 1948 International Opium Convention (with Protocol), signed at Geneva on 19 February 1925

21 Nov 1947 Convention for Limiting the Manufacture and Regulating the Distribution of Narcotic Drugs (with
Protocol of Signature), signed at Geneva on 13 July 1931

27 Oct 1947 Agreement concerning the Suppression of Opium Smoking, signed at Bangkok on 27 November
1931

10 Oct 1947 Convention for the Suppression of the Illicit Traffic in Dangerous Drugs, signed at Geneva on 26
June 1936.
Participant
Signature
Definitive signature(s), Acceptance(A), Succession(d)
Afghanistan
  11 Dec 1946 s
Albania
  23 Jun 1947 A
Argentina
  11 Dec 1946 s
Australia
11 Dec 1946
28 Aug 1947 A
Austria
  17 May 1950 A
Bahamas
  13 Aug 1975 d
Belarus
  11 Dec 1946 s
Belgium
  11 Dec 1946 s
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  11 Dec 1946 s
Brazil
  17 Dec 1946 s
Canada
  11 Dec 1946 s
Chile
  11 Dec 1946 s
China 3
  11 Dec 1946 s
Colombia
  11 Dec 1946 s
Costa Rica 4
11 Dec 1946
 
Cuba
12 Dec 1946
 
Czech Republic 5
  30 Dec 1993 d
Denmark 4
11 Dec 1946
15 Jun 1949 A
Dominican Republic
  11 Dec 1946 s
Ecuador
13 Dec 1946
 8 Jun 1951 A
Egypt 4
11 Dec 1946
13 Sep 1948 A
Fiji
   1 Nov 1971 d
Finland
   3 Feb 1948 A
France 4
11 Dec 1946
10 Oct 1947 A
Germany 6, 7
  12 Aug 1959 A
Greece 4
11 Dec 1946
21 Feb 1949 A
Guatemala 4
13 Dec 1946
 
Haiti
14 Dec 1946
31 May 1951 A
Honduras
  11 Dec 1946 s
Hungary
  16 Dec 1955 A
India
  11 Dec 1946 s
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  11 Dec 1946 s
Iraq 4
12 Dec 1946
14 Sep 1950 A
Ireland
  18 Feb 1948 A
Italy
  25 Mar 1948 s
Japan
  27 Mar 1952 A
Lebanon
  13 Dec 1946 s
Liberia
  11 Dec 1946 s
Liechtenstein 8
  25 Sep 1947 A
Luxembourg 4
11 Dec 1946
13 Oct 1949 A
Mexico
  11 Dec 1946 s
Monaco
  21 Nov 1947 s
Netherlands 4
[11 Dec 1946 ]
[10 Mar 1948 A]
New Zealand 9
  11 Dec 1946 s
Nicaragua
13 Dec 1946
24 Apr 1950 A
Norway 4
11 Dec 1946
 2 Jul 1947 A
Panama
  15 Dec 1946 s
Papua New Guinea
  28 Oct 1980 d
Paraguay
14 Dec 1946
 
Peru
26 Nov 1948
26 Nov 1948 A
Philippines 4
11 Dec 1946
25 May 1950 A
Poland
  11 Dec 1946 s
Romania
  11 Oct 1961 A
Russian Federation
11 Dec 1946
25 Oct 1947 A
Saudi Arabia
  11 Dec 1946 s
Serbia 10
  12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 5
  28 May 1993 d
South Africa
15 Dec 1946
24 Feb 1948 A
Spain
  26 Sep 1955 s
Sweden
  17 Oct 1947 s
Switzerland 8
  25 Sep 1947 A
Syrian Arab Republic
  11 Dec 1946 s
Thailand
  27 Oct 1947 s
Turkey
  11 Dec 1946 s
Ukraine
11 Dec 1946
 8 Jan 1948 A
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  11 Dec 1946 s
United States of America
11 Dec 1946
12 Aug 1947 A
Uruguay
14 Dec 1946
 
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
11 Dec 1946
 
End Note
1.Official Records of the General Assembly, Second Part of the First Session, Resolutions (A/64/Add.1), p. 81.
2.The Protocol does not contain any formal amendment in respect of the Convention of 23 January 1912.  However, its article III provides as follows:

"The functions conferred upon the Netherlands Government under articles 21 and 25 of the International Opium Convention signed at The Hague on 23 January 1912, and entrusted to the Secretary-General of the League of Nations with the consent of the Netherlands Government, by a resolution of the League of Nations Assembly dated 15 December 1920, shall henceforward be exercised by the Secretary-General of the United Nations."

The Convention of 23 January 1912 (which, consequently, was amended in effect by the Protocol of 11 December 1946) has been included in the present chapter.

3.See note concerning signatures, ratifications, accessions, etc. on behalf of China (note 1 under “China” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume).
4.The signature was affixed without reservation as to approval, but the full powers provided for signature subject to this reservation.
5.Czechoslovakia had signed the Protocol, definitively, on 11 December 1946. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
6.See note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
7.See note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
8.The instrument of acceptance of the Protocol by the Government of the Swiss Confederation stipulates that the declaration of acceptance is also valid for the Principality of Liechtenstein.
9.See note 1 under “New Zealand” regarding Tokelau in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
10.The former Yugoslavia had signed and accepted the Protocol on 11 December 1946 and 19 May 1948, respectively (the signature had been affixed without reservation as to approval, but the full powers provided for signature subject to this reservation). See also note 1 under "Bosnia and Herzegovina", "Croatia", "former Yugoslavia", "Slovenia", "The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" and "Yugoslavia" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.