Supporting the UNODC International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Brussels – June 26, 2007

The slogan of the UNODC anti-drugs campaign to be launched on 26 June, the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, is « Do drugs control your life? Your life. Your community. No place for drugs. » The slogan will be used for three years and focus on different aspects of drug control: drug abuse in 2007, drug cultivation and production in 2008, and illicit drug trafficking in 2009.

With this campaign, UNODC aims to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs represent to society. No individual, family or community is safe where illicit drugs take control. Drugs may control the body and mind of individual consumers, the drug crop and drug cartels may control farmers, illicit trafficking and crime may control communities.

The campaign’s goal is to inspire people and mobilize support for drug control. On this day the Foundation for a Drug-Free Europe has welcomed the runners of the Anti-drugs Marathon The Hague-Brussels with an event where a group of youth has adopted a pledge to remain drug-free and encourage others to do the same.

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