The theme of the 2021 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is “Share Facts On Drugs, Save Lives”.
- The 2021 theme aims to combat misinformation about drugs and to promote the sharing of facts on drugs.
The United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) adopted the resolution A/RES/42/112 on 7th December 1987 and proclaimed the 26th June of every year as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
World Drug Report 2021:
i.The World Drug Report is annually prepared by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
ii.The World Drug Report provides a global overview on the supply and demand of opiates, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants and new psychoactive substances (NPS) and their impacts on health.
iii.The World Drug Report 2021 consists of 5 separate booklets which provide an analysis of the global drug markets and paints a comprehensive picture of measurable effects and the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the world drug problem.
About United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC):
Director-General/ Executive Director– Ghada Fathi Waly
Headquarters– Vienna, Austria