ISLAMABAD: International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking takes place annually on June, 26.
This important day was created by the United Nations General Assembly to help create a society free of illegal drugs and drug abuse.
The date raises awareness of two important world issues, World Drug Day and the Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking.
Established in 1987, the day is now in its 27th year and its pro-health campaign is stronger than ever, Global Times reported.
Each year the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) selects a theme for the day, so keep checking back on the official website to find out the details of this year’s theme.
Events will be held all over the world, to look at the effects of drugs in local communities and how we can stop them. People in society are actively encouraged to participate in the campaign to join the fight against drug abuse.
From the dangerous effects of cannabis to the prevention of HIV/AIDS and needle sharing, there will be lots of information available to get educated.