International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Day

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as World Drug Day. It is organized by the United Nations & It is celebrated every year on 26th June global world.

The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as World Drug Day, is organized by the United Nations. It is celebrated every year on 26th June. The global day highlights the physical & psychological impact of drug abuse, drug overdose deaths & drug-related human crises with the aim of eliminating this menace from society.

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Theme :

The Theme of the day in 2022 is “Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises”

Significance :

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has taken forward the #CareInCrises campaign to celebrate World Drug Day this year. It highlights data from its annual World Drug Report and urges governments, world citizens, international organizations and every stakeholder to prevent drug abuse, provide treatment, and restrict illicit drug supplies.

History :

The date of June 26 was chosen to commemorate the campaign of Lin Zexu, a prominent Chinese statesman and philosopher of 18th–19th century China, who destroyed, from 3rd June, 1839, about1.2 million kilograms of opium illegally imported by British traders into China. Zexu’s successfull campaign was over in 23 days.

The Drug Free India Campaign Run – 19th Run Against Drug Abuse was organized by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Bhishma Pitamah Marg, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi on 26th June. The run is being organized in association with Health Fitness Trust, New Delhi. Pledge will also be administered to the participants to wean youth & other people away from drugs and make the country drug free.

Qns : When is celebrated International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Day ?

Ans : The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as World Drug Day, is organized by the UN. It is celebrated every year on 26th June.

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