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Wednesday 8 May 2019

Morocco’s Jallal Toufiq Re-elected as Member of International Narcotics Control Board

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Morocco’s Jallal Toufiq Re-elected as Member of International Narcotics Control Board

Morocco's candidate, Professor Jallal Toufiq, was re-elected on Tuesday for a second term as member of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) following elections held in New York, as part of the organizational session of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

Toufiq, who was in competition with 17 other candidates, was elected in the first round of voting with 32 votes out of the 54 voting members of the ECOSOC, the ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said in a statement.

"This brilliant election represents a mark of confidence of the international community in the Kingdom and the Moroccan skills," the ministry pointed out.

It also recognizes Morocco's role and contribution to international efforts to fight against drug trafficking and drug use, the statement said.

Jallal Toufiq, a university professor and an international consultant in the field of psycho-addiction and drug addiction, was elected vice-president of the INCB in 2018.

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is an independent, quasi-judicial expert body established by the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961. INCB has 13 members, each elected by the Economic and Social Council for a period of five years.

INCB members may be re-elected. Ten of the members are elected from a list of persons nominated by Governments. The remaining three members are elected from a list of persons nominated by the World Health Organization (WHO) for their medical, pharmacological or pharmaceutical experience.

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