To prevent the diversion of precursor chemicals for use in the illicit manufacture of drugs, governments must have adequate legislation in line with the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances as well as effective working mechanisms and procedures for information feedback between the authorities involved in the control of precursor chemicals. The International Narcotics Control Board in its report for 2003 examines actions taken recently and highlights both successful results and shortcomings that have been identified. The report focuses on major international operations launched with the assistance of the Board. It is divided into four parts, including treaty adherence and reporting by governments; prevention of diversion; overview and analysis of illicit traffic; and the annexes.
This annual publication contains detailed statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance, mostly covering the years 1992-2003. It is in two volumes and includes: i) world and area tables with data covering topics including exchange rates, fund accounts, international reserves, balance of payments and commodity prices; ii) individual country data tables for most IMF members, selected other countries and economic groupings on topics including exchange rates, international liquidity, money and banking accounts, interest rates, production, prices, international transactions, balance of payments, government and national accounts, and population; and iii) country notes with details of compilation techniques and data sources used.