International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2019
Today is International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, (UNODC) recognizes International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26th annually.
For the past three years the theme has been ”Listen First! Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe.”
This year, the theme is ‘Health for Justice. Justice for Health’. The theme highlights that “justice and health are two sides of the same coin when it comes to addressing drug problems.”
Every year, the National Drug Council as the national coordinating entity for this International day, convenes a multi-sectoral planning committee to identify activities in fulfilment of the themes identified by the UNODC.
This year, the focus is on protecting our youth in this post examination period.
Let’s all do our part in educating our youth on the harmful effects of drugs.
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