The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is actually rejoiced by the United Nations on the each and every year on 26th June.
The day, International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is marked in order to raise awareness against drug abuse and illegal drug trade.
Several other organizations and communities rejoice the day as The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, on this whole globe by launching some campaigns to mobilize drug control.
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime get dynamically involved with other organizations in order to have the more involvement. The day is also regarded as the World Drug Day and has a dedicated to the theme which is literally and globally against the drug abuses.
The theme for 2018 is “Listen First – Listening to children and youth which is touted as the first step in order to help them grow healthy and safe.”
The theme and the concept highlight the requirement to provide support for prevention of drug use which is based on the science. This is also going to affect people in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities and the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is against of all drug abusers which are taking place against kids and children.
Date and Significance of the Day
the UN General Assembly, In December 1987, decided to observe 26th June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The day is observed annually since 1989. On June 26, 1989, it was a centenary of China’s real efforts to combat the trade in opium.
This was just previous to the First Opium War in China. China’s efforts to combat opium have been touted as the beginning of the international war on drugs.
AS per the UNODC, nearly 200 million people are using illicit drugs, like, cocaine, cannabis, hallucinogens, opiates and sedative hypnotics worldwide.
How do People Celebrate/Observe the Day?
A plenty of the campaigns and the promotional events are held in order to receive massive involvements. The main aim of the day is to focus and highlight the dangers involved in drug abuse and the illegal trade.
Educational material is provided to teachers and public officers which is very required by the citizen of all nations to deal with the drug abuse and by means of the literacy people spread the message about the extreme cultural and economic harm can have with the trade in drugs.
The Delhi government, In India, has directed schools in the national capital in order to rejoice and observe the day. As per the Directorate of Education (DoE) there will be some awareness programmes in schools, public meetings among target groups vulnerable to drug abuse and HIV (street children, jail inmates, truck drivers, slum dwellers), seminars on drug abuse and trafficking, workshops to develop and challenges the new coordinated strategies for supply decrease and reduction.
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