|Related Hashtags||#SayNoToDrugs, #Drugfree, #IllicitTrafficking, #SwasthaBharat, #Nodrugs|
|2023 Date||26 June 2023|
|2024 Date||26 June 2024|
|India & Common Holidays|
|Misc. & Int'l. Observances|
The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a global observance that aims to raise awareness about the dangers posed by substance abuse and illicit drug trafficking. This day seeks to foster unity and cooperation among various stakeholders – governments, non-governmental organizations, and communities – in combating this menace and promoting a healthier and safer society. The observance focuses on various aspects, including preventive measures, treatment, rehabilitation services, and education, to address the complex and multi-dimensional nature of this challenge.
This day finds its roots in the 1987 United Nations General Assembly resolution, where the observance was established. India, with its position as a transit country for illicit drugs and also grappling with a surge in drug abuse among its population, should take an active part in this global initiative. The Indian government has introduced several measures, including the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and the National Policy on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, to counter the growing problem.
In India, various activities and events are organized to mark the observance of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, mainly focusing on raising awareness, providing support to affected individuals and families, and encouraging community involvement. Rallies, seminars, and workshops are conducted, involving schools, colleges, institutions, and community organizations, disseminating information about the harmful effects of drug abuse and addiction. Prominent government officials and key stakeholders participate in these activities, demonstrating a commitment to eradicating this social concern. The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking serves as a reminder of the collective responsibility to create a drug-free society and an opportunity for the Indian population to come together in this global endeavor. The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed annually on June 26th.
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References and related siteswww.un.org: United Nations www.unodc.org: UNODC Campaigns www.drugfreeworld.org: Facts Drugs www.cdc.gov: CDC U.S. Drug Overdoses