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Listen First: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

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Listen First: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Every year 26th June is celebrated as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. 
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.

Supported each year by individuals, communities and various organizations all over the world, this global observance aims to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs represent to society.

Listen First

Building on the success of last year, the theme for 2018 is: Listen First – Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe. It is an initiative to increase support for prevention of drug use that is based on science and is thus an effective investment in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities.


In this Occassion Nepal  Government launched awareness campaign from June 20 to 26.

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