13 Ağustos 2009

INCB President meets Director-General of the World Health Organization, 13 August 2009

Prof. Sevil Atasoy, INCB President, accompanied by INCB Secretary, Mr. Koli Kouame, met with Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss international drug control issues of mutual concern and the close cooperation between the two bodies.

The United Nations drug control conventions assign specific responsibilities to WHO in terms of initiating changes in the control of substances and placing substances in appropriate schedules. In accordance with article 9 of the 1961 Convention, WHO also nominates candidates with medical, pharmacological or pharmaceutical experience for service as INCB members. Three of the 13 INCB members are elected from a list of persons nominated by WHO.