June 26th – International Day against Drug Abuse and illicit trafficking

The theme of this important day has been entitled: “Listen First”. It is a new acampaign and an initiative to increase support for prevention of drug use. It is an effective investment in the well-being of children and youth, and therefore families and communities. The basic message is simple: listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe.

To know more on the campaign: https://www.unodc.org/listenfirst/

“On this International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, I call on countries and communities to continue to improve the lives of everyone blighted by drug abuse by integrating security and public safety with a heightened focus on health, human rights, and sustainable development.”
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon