International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

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Jun 26, 2019 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2019 World
Jun 26, 2020 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2020 World

Information about International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

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Significance: The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a United Nations International Day. It is observed annually to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.

Type:
Health Awareness Days
Celebrations:
Launching campaigns as an organization to mobilize support for drug control
Observed by:
Patients, relatives, interested people
Location:
World
Synonyms:
International Day against Drug Abuse
Initiator:
UN
Start year:
1987
Date origin:
26 June was chosen to commemorate Lin Zexu's dismantling of the opium trade in Humen, Guangdong, just before the First Opium War in China.
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