International Day against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking 2021: Theme

International Day against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking 2021

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Day is celebrated every year on 26th June.

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The day is observed by the United Nations to reflect the spirit of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of freeing the international community from drug abuse.

World Day against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking 2021: Theme

This year the theme of the 2021 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking “Share Facts on Drugs, Save Lives“. The theme’s main objective is to improve understanding of the world drug problem and promote greater international cooperation to combat its impact on health, governance, and security.

Why International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking Is Celebrated

Seeing the increasing day by day of drug or substance abusers, the United Nations declared 7 December 1987 to be the International Day for the Prohibition of Drugs. Through this day people are made aware of drug abuse and illegal trade. On this day in the world, various communities and organizations run various programs to make people aware of drugs at the regional level. On this day, they are told about the harm and dangers caused by drugs.

Importance of This Day

This day is celebrated all over the world to highlight the dangers of drug abuse and to bring awareness to people about how to deal with it. Over the past several years, UNODC has been actively participating in campaigns to gain support for the control of drugs. It often encourages people to participate in campaigns in collaboration with other organizations.

History of This Day

World Day against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking day is celebrated to make people aware of the issues related to drug abuse and trafficking. Drug abuse Day includes not only using drugs such as cocaine, hallucinogens, cannabis, sedative-hypnotics, and opiates. But also taking drugs such as painkillers, sleeping pills, and tranquilizers. According to the World Drug Report 2017 released by the (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) UNODC, nearly one billion people used drugs at least once in 2015.

World Day against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking Quotes

⚫”Some may think that abusing prescription drugs is not dangerous, but this is quite the opposite of the truth. It is very addictive and dangerous for your health.”

⚫”If you have big dreams, don’t let drugs get in your way. Choose your path, don’t let drugs change your path.”

⚫”Seeing our elder is crying, today the youth is breaking the intoxication.”

⚫”Medicines bring so many negative feelings and effects into your life. It’s a clever anti-drug idea linked to addiction.”

⚫”It’s not cold under the influence of drugs, it makes you act like a fool.”

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