International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
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, since 1989, a date chosen to commemorate Lin Zexu's dismantling of the opium trade in Humen, Guangdong, just before the First Opium War in China. The observance was instituted by General Assembly Resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987. It is often referred to by Anti-Drug campaigners as 6/26. A play on Marijuana smokers "4/20" day to celebrate cannabis.
- UN homepage for International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
- German Lopez, "The violent history of International Anti-Drug Day", Vox, 26 June 2014.
- "Drugs Quotes", The Fresh Quotes.
- "International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking Updated"
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