International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: 26 June

 

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed globally on 26th June every year. The day is observed by the United Nations as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.

The theme of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2020: “Better Knowledge for Better Care”. The main purpose of the theme is to improve the understanding of the world drug problem and at fostering greater international cooperation for countering its impact on health, governance and security.

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International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: History

On 7 December 1987, the United Nations 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 by passing a resolution 42/112.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Founded: 1997.

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