International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed in June. The General Assembly observes June 26 as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.
Drug trafficking has grown in prominence globally in the last decade. "Many people die due to illicit drugs every year. But the damage visited upon lives and communities does not stop there. Drug use damages health in the form of debilitating HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis, while drug trafficking nourishes money laundering, and deadly terrorism. Corruption, the great enabler of organized crime, exists throughout the drug supply chain," UNODC executive director Yury Fedotov was quoted saying in a UNODC report.
International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking remains committed to peacefully and effectively addressing the challenge of illicit drugs based on the international drug control conventions, and their key principle of protecting the health and welfare of humankind.
The awareness color for Drug Addiction is Red.
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