The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. It is observed annually on 26 June.
By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. This resolution recommended further action with regard to the report and conclusions of the 1987 International Conference on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
2017 Theme — Listen First
The 2017 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Tracking was observed on 26 June 2017. The day was observed with the theme Listen First – Listening to children and youth is the rst step to help them grow healthy and safe.The theme for the year is an initiative to increase support for prevention of drug use that is based on science and is thus an elective investment in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities.