Convention on Psychotropic Substances, 1971

The Convention on Psychotropic Substances, 1971 is the second of the international drug control treaties, supplementing the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961. It aims to control psychotropic substances, as defined under this convention, and to prevent their abuse. The Convention outlines a number of responsibilities for parties. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which submits its reports to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) through the Commission on Narcotics Drugs (CND) is responsible for monitoring the compliance by governments with the 1971 Convention, ensuring on the one hand that psychotropic substances are available for medical and scientific use, and on the other hand that diversion from licit sources to illicit traffic does not occur. Buprenorphine is listed in the Convention on Psychotropic Substances.