Friday, 26 June 2009

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking


Today is the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking.

Objective:
Help improve awareness about the impact the demand for drugs has on individuals in society physically, socially and economically.

"By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. This resolution recommended further action with regard to the report and conclusions of the 1987 International Conference on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking."

source for pictures and quote: www.un.org/Depts/dhl/drug/index.html

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