International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking’

Question: On which date ‘International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking’ is celebrated?
(a) June 25th
(b) June 26th
(c) June 23rd
(d) June 20th
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On June 26th, 2018, ‘International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking’ was celebrated across the world.
  • The theme of this day for year 2018, “Listen First – Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe.”
  • It is noteworthy that on 7th December 1987, the General Assembly decided to observe 26th June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
  • Under this, awareness campaigns are run by various social organizations at the governmental, non-government level to get rid of intoxication.
  • On the occasion of this day President Ramnath Kovind presented the fourth National Awards for outstanding services in the field of prevention of Alcoholism & Substance (Drug) Abuse to individuals and institutions at a function organized by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
  • It is notable that the Govt. of India has instituted a Scheme of the National Awards for outstanding services in the field of prevention of Alcoholism & Substance (Drug) Abuse from the year 2013.

See also the links below:-
http://www.un.org/en/events/drugabuseday/

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