International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking

In 1987, the UN General Assembly decided to observe annually June 26 as the International Day against drug use and trafficking (International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking) as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation with a view to creating an international society free of drug abuse.

The decision was made December 7 in 1987 on the basis of recommendations of the International Conference on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 1987, which on June 26 adopt a comprehensive plan for future activities to combat drug abuse.

history of drug control, or at least attempts to somehow control their turnover has more than 100 years.

In February 1909, the participants of the Shanghai Opium Commission, the participation of 13 countries which have adopted, including Russia, have tried to find ways to limit the importation of drugs from Asian countries. And today, after more than a century, law enforcement, unfortunately, far from solving the problem.