26 June: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

  • 27 Jun 2022

The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, or World Drug Day, is marked on 26 June every year to strengthen action and cooperation in achieving a world free of drug abuse.

  • This year the theme is “Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises”. The focus of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is to spread awareness about it so that a world free of drug abuse can be created. The motive is to fight off misinformation by sharing facts and by providing methods of treatment, prevention and care.

Observance in India

  • The Department of Social Justice & Empowerment organized Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan Run - 19th Run against Drug Abuse at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.

Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan

  • A nationwide drug-free India campaign namely Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan is going on in 272 identified districts of the Country. There are more than 8000 master volunteers for campaign activities in these 272 districts, reaching out to more than 3.10 crore people including more than 1.20 crore youth and over 31 lakh women through various activities actually carried out so far.
  • So far, the results of Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan have been very encouraging and the Ministry is also working vigorously to declare 100 districts drug free by the end of the year 2022.