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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: June 26

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: June 26

Every year, the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed on June 26 to raise awareness about drug abuse and illegal drug trade.

Theme of 2019 day - Health for justice. Justice for Health.

According to the UN, the theme aims at integrated nature of the rights and health-based approaches which are both highlighted in this ministerial declaration.

About a day

The day observed by the United Nations was established by General Assembly on December 7, 1987. This day is being marked since 1989.

As per the UN, this day is an expression of its determination to strengthen action cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.

This day shows the issue of illicit drugs present in the society and how individuals, communities and various organization all over the world can come together to sweep it out.

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