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Unmasking Shadows: A Deep Dive into Drug Day


India  •  26 Jun, 2023  •  1,965 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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Drugs, an affliction casting long shadows over the progress of society, often go unnoticed or misunderstood. The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, held annually on June 26th, shines a beacon of awareness into these shadows.

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Today, let's dive into the heart of this cause, demystify the complexities, and reveal its true gravity. To honor and illuminate the significance of this crucial day, we present to you ten intriguing facts that you may find both enlightening and startling.

A Day of Global Recognition

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The United Nations General Assembly, in December 1987, decided to observe June 26th as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. This date was chosen to commemorate Lin Zexu's efforts, a Chinese scholar and official who worked tirelessly against the opium trade in Guangdong on this day in 1839.

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Themed Every Year

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Each year, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) establishes a theme for the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. These themes are crafted to promote solidarity in the fight against drug abuse and illicit trafficking, bringing focus to various facets of this global issue.

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