In 1987, the UN 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.
The date marks the 1987 signing of the declaration adopted at the International Conference against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, and its avowed purposed is "to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse."
Indonesian anti-drug activists shrouded to represent death perform during a small demonstration in recognition of International Anti-drug day Thursday, June 26, 2008 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The purpose of the campaign is to warn people about the danger of drugs. The other aim is to encourage people who are already involved in addiction to solve their problem immediately.