Int’l Drug Day


By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. Supported each year by individuals, communities, and various organizations all over the world, this global observance aims to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs represent to society. 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. The UNODC is dedicated to achieving health for all and continues to offer information and workable solutions to the current global drug crisis. Access to services and support is restricted when we least can afford it in the justice and health sectors. The severity of the drug problem has affected Pakistan’s national security in addition to endangering the health of the world’s population, the socioeconomic status quo, and global stability. Pakistan is a nation free of poppies, but the opiate trade in the area has affected its people. We are currently dealing with the worst of the trafficking of opiates, cannabis, and precursors from the West, as well as Amphetamine Type Stimulants from the East and elsewhere. Each year International Drug Day is celebrated by Anti-Narcotics Force. ANF celebrates Drug Day in a wholesome manner to generate a strong message for the international community and domestic masses for general awareness and society’s participation by introducing a variety of drug demand awareness activities in addition to drug burning ceremonies. Pakistan’s greatest asset, the youth that comprises 66% of the population and is our future, is the worst affected. For Pakistan to have a flourishing future, we must safeguard our youth and the next generation against the threat. The ANF has successfully reduced drug cultivation and trafficking throughout Pakistan by collaborating closely with other law enforcement organizations. World Drug Day is a day to share research findings, evidence-based data, and solutions, to continue tapping into a shared spirit of solidarity.

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