ISLAMABAD: United Nations’ (UN) International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking will be marked on June 26 (Saturday) across the globe including Pakistan to raise drug awareness day 2021 of the major problem that illicit drugs represent to society. This day is supported by individuals, communities and various organizations all over the world. UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has, over the years, been actively involved in launching campaigns to mobilize support for drug control. The UNODC often teams up with other organizations and encourages people in society to actively take part in these campaigns drug awareness day 2021. Governments, organizations and individuals in many countries, have actively participated in promotional events and larger scale activities, such as public rallies and mass media involvement, to promote the drug awareness day 2021 of dangers associated with illicit drugs. According to the UNODC, nearly 200 million people are using illicit drugs such as cocaine, cannabis, hallucinogens, opiates and sedative hypnotics worldwide. In December 1987 the UN General Assembly decided to observe June 26 as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The UN was determined to help create 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.