This publication provides an introduction to this treaty-based function of the Commission. The
first part focuses on the scheduling procedure, which is divided into the processes involved before, during and after the
voting on the scheduling recommendations. The second part explores the control regimes of the schedules of the 1961 and 1971
Conventions and the tables of the 1988 Convention.
The Secretariat has created an online course on the normative functions of the Commission
on Narcotic Drugs under the three international drug control conventions. The course “Introduction to Scheduling” is targeting
Member States’ delegates involved in the work of the Commission, as well as all other stakeholders interested in the CND and
the international drug control system.
The texts of the 1961 Convention, 1971 Convention and 1988 Convention are available as an e-book
for download. The revised schedules of narcotic drugs, schedules of psychotropic substances and tables of precursors are issued
separately. Additionally, the commentaries and the official records for the three international drug control conventions have
been made available online.