In new York from 19 to 21 April will host a special session of the UN General Assembly on the drug problem

MOSCOW, March 2. Special session of the UN General Assembly on drugs will be held April 19-21 in new York. This is stated in the message of the Russian foreign Ministry following the meeting of the Board on the theme “International cooperation of the Russian Federation in the fight against drug trafficking”.

“Following the meeting, the Board identified a set of further measures for the promotion of Russian approaches to current questions in the field of international drug control, including in the context of preparation and holding in new York from 19 to 21 April 2016 special session of the UN General Assembly on the world drug problem”, – stated in the message.

The Ministry noted that the modern situation in the sphere of illegal drug trafficking is extremely negative.

“It is noted that the current situation in this area is characterized by a number of negative aspects. The proliferation of synthetic drugs and new psychoactive substances, which along with the traditional drugs – the opiates, cocaine and cannabis directly threatens international peace and stability, are one of the major challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century”, – stated in the Department.

The Russian foreign Ministry called for increased international efforts to combat drug smuggling from Afghanistan.

“Emphasized the importance of further strengthening interaction in the sphere of drug control in the framework of the CSTO, SCO, CIS, BRICS, dialogue with relevant international institutions and partners”, – stressed in the Department.