The International Day against Drug Abuseand Illicit Trafficking is a ‘United Nations International Day’ against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. This day is held annually since 1999 on June 26.This date coincides with Lin Zexu’s dismantling of the opium trade in Humen, Guangdong before the first Opium war in China. Also Read - Inspirational Quotes For International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking 2020

This day advocates for policies that truly reduce the ills caused by problematic drug use and illicit drug markets: truthful drug education, the prevention of drug-related illness and injury, and effective, non-coercive drug treatment programs. Also Read - International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2020: History And Significance of The Day

This year’s theme is a message of hope about how drug use disorders are preventable and treatable. Also Read - International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking 2020: 10 Reasons Not to do Drugs

To spread awareness we share with you this video featuring Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s message on ‘International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking’.

Watch the video below.