By BBN Staff: Today, Belize joins the international community in commemorating international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking.
In 1987, the United Nations 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.
The day is supported by communities and organizations as a global observance to raise awareness of the major problem illicit drugs represent to society.
The theme this year is “Better knowledge for better care.”
The theme emphasizes the need to improve the understanding of the world drug problem and how in turn, better knowledge will foster greater international cooperation for countering its impact on health, governance and security.
The Ministry of Health and the National Drug Abuse Control Council in Belize (NDACC) join in bringing awareness of drug abuse with a video of young people speaking about the negative effects of drugs on the body and mind.