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International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking - June 26

Around 269 million people used drugs worldwide in 2018, which is 30 per cent more than in 2009, while over 35 million people suffer from drug use disorders, according to the latest World Drug Report.
  • The theme for the 2020 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking “Better Knowledge for Better Care” emphasizes the need to improve the understanding of the world drug problem and how in turn, better knowledge will foster greater international cooperation for countering its impact on health, governance and security.
  • UNODC encourages individuals, non-profit organizations, the private sector and Member States to get involved in its social media campaign to mark this day and invites them to draw on the resources provided in the social media campaign package.
Key Notes: International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
  • It is observed annually on 26 June, since 1989.
  • 2020 Theme : Better Knowledge for Better Care
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Founded : 1997 
  • Head Quarters: Vienna (Austria)
UNITED NATIONS (UN)
  • Founded - 24 October 1945
  • Head Quarters: - New York (United States of America)
  • Secretary General- Antonio Guterres (Portugal)
  • Deputy Secretary General - Amina J  Mohammad (Nigeria)
  • Member Countries - 193

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