June 26

June 26 is the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987, this day serves as a reminder of the goals agreed to by Member States of creating an international society free of drug abuse.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) selects themes for the International Day and launches campaigns to raise awareness about the global drug problem. Health is the ongoing theme of the world drug campaign.

We invite everyone to mark 26 June! It is a unique occasion to take a stand against a problem that affects us all. We count on your support to make this pro-health campaign a success.

Share with us information on the events and campaigns you are organizing to mark World Drug Day and send out a strong message against illicit drug use.Once your events are over, you can upload your photographs to our website, using Flickr. Samples are included on this website.

UNODC campaign themes since 2000

2010 - Health is the ongoing theme of the world drug campaign.

2007-2009 - "Do drugs control your life? Your life. Your community. No place for drugs."

2006 - "Value yourself...make healthy choices"

2005- "Drugs is not child's play"

2004 - "Drugs: treatment works"

2003 - "Let's talk about drugs"

2002 - "Substance abuse and HIV/AIDS"

2001 - "Sports against drugs"

2000 - "Facing reality: denial, corruption and violence"

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