The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, or World Drug Day, is marked on 26 June every year to strengthen action and cooperation in achieving a world free of drug abuse.
And each year, individuals like yourself, entire communities, and various organizations all over the world join in to observe World Drug Day to help raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs pose to society.
Together, we can tackle the world drug problem!
From warzones to refugee camps to communities torn apart by violence, people in all parts of the world are in dire need.
This year, UNODC is addressing transnational drug challenges stemming from situations of crisis.
We continue to advocate to protect the right to health for the most vulnerable, including children and youth; people using drugs; people with drug use disorders; and people who need access to controlled medicines.
Do your part by sharing real facts on the drugs situation— from health risks and solutions to tackle the world drug problem to evidence-based prevention, treatment, and care resources in times of crises.
1) Know the facts
2) Only share information from verified sources, like UNODC
And you can start now. Get engaged by sharing the right facts on drugs from our Twitter and Facebook channels.
You can also access and share our social media resources and support us in promoting the facts on drugs.
Every year, UNODC issues the World Drug Report, full of key statistics and factual data obtained through official sources, a science-based approach and research.
UNODC continues to provide facts and practical solutions to address the current world drug problem and remains committed to attaining health for all.
Health and justice sectors are under pressure and access to services and support is obstructed when we can least afford it.
In 2022, the world continues to witness widespread humanitarian crises in Afghanistan, Ukraine and elsewhere, while the COVID-19 pandemic is still a major global health crisis. The synthetic drug crisis also requires nimble and adaptable solutions. A growing sense of global community and solidarity continues to emerge, as does the need to care for all in times of crises.
With the “#CareInCrises” campaign, help us make the World Drug Day a turning point in global efforts to tackle drug challenges.