Jagjit Pavadia, the former Narcotics Commissioner of India and a retired officer of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs), has been elected president of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). She is the first Indian to be heading the Vienna-based organization and the second woman to hold this office.
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The Board will pay particular attention to the timely supply of and access to controlled drugs during emergency situations. It will also continue its work on the development of guidelines for the control and monitoring of cannabis and cannabis-related substances. INCB monitors the compliance of UN Member States with the three international drug control conventions and the functioning of the international drug control system.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- International Narcotics Control Board Headquarters: Vienna, Austria;
- International Narcotics Control Board President: Cornelis P. de Joncheere;
- International Narcotics Control Board Founded: 1968.