United Nations A/RES/56/124 General Assembly Distr.: General 24 January 2002 Fifty-sixth session Agenda item 111 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [on the report of the Third Committee (A/56/575)] 56/124. International cooperation against the world drug problem The General Assembly, Recalling its resolutions 52/92 of 12 December 1997, 53/115 of 9 December 1998, 54/132 of 17 December 1999 and 55/65 of 4 December 2000, Recalling also its resolution 55/2 of 8 September 2000, entitled “United Nations Millennium Declaration”, in which the world leaders resolved to redouble efforts to counter the world drug problem, Reaffirming its commitment to the outcome of the twentieth special session of the General Assembly, devoted to countering the world drug problem together, held in New York from 8 to 10 June 1998, and welcoming the continued determination of Governments to overcome the world drug problem by a full and balanced application of national, regional and international strategies to reduce the demand for, production of and trafficking in illicit drugs, as reflected in the Political Declaration, 1 the Action Plan 2 for the Implementation of the Declaration on the Guiding Principles of Drug Demand Reduction 3 and the measures to enhance international cooperation to counter the world drug problem, 4 Gravely concerned that, despite continued increased efforts by States, relevant international organizations, civil society and non-governmental organizations, the drug problem is still a challenge of a global dimension which constitutes a serious threat to the health, safety and well-being of all mankind, in particular young people, in all countries, undermines development, including efforts to reduce poverty, socio-economic and political stability and democratic institutions, entails an increasing economic cost for Governments, also threatens the national security and sovereignty of States, as well as the dignity and hope of millions of people and their families, and causes irreparable loss of human lives, Concerned that the demand for, production of and trafficking in illicit drugs and psychotropic substances continue to threaten seriously the socio-economic and _______________ 1 Resolution S-20/2, annex. Resolution 54/132, annex. 3 Resolution S-20/3, annex. 4 Resolution S-20/4. 2 01 48234

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