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International Narcotics Control Board

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: TH

 Context: India’s nominee, Jagjit Pavadia, has been re-elected for a third term to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) after securing the highest number of votes.

  • Additionally, India was elected to several key bodies at the United Nations, including the Commission on the Status of Women, the Executive Board of the United Nations Children’s Fund, and the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme.

 

The INCB, established in 1968, monitors the implementation of international drug control conventions and aims to ensure adequate drug supplies for medical and scientific uses while preventing diversion to illicit channels.