Every year on June 26th, World Anti-Drug Day, also known as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, occurs to promote action and partnership towards the aim of a drug-free world. The goal of this international observance is to raise awareness of the serious problem that illicit drugs pose for society. the general public's understanding of health issues, preventative methods to stay healthy, and, most importantly, the importance of protecting one another.
WHEN WAS THE FIRST WORLD DRUG DAY CELEBRATED?
The UN General Assembly declared 26 June to be the International Day against Drug Addiction and Illicit Trafficking on 7 December 1987 as an image of its resolve to step up work and work together with other nations to establish a world free of drug addiction. This international observance, which is supported every year by people, communities, and different organizations around the world, tries to increase public awareness of the serious issue that illicit drugs bring to society.
WHAT IS THE THEME OF WORLD DRUG DAY 2023?
This year global observance, which is supported every year by people, communities, and various organizations around the world, tries to increase public awareness of the grave problem that illicit drugs bring to society. Inform others about the harm that discrimination and stigma cause to drug users and their families. and also expand and highlight HIV and hepatitis prevention efforts, as well as educate those who use drugs about the AIDS and influenza epidemics.
WHY IS THIS DAY IMPORTANT?
Since 1989, it has been observed on June 26 every year. On June 25, 1839, right before the First Opium War in China, Lin Zexu destroyed the opium trade in Humen, Guangdong. This event is honoured on June 26. That is why this day is called World Drug Day.