26 June 2013, Lisbon
International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking
(26.6.2013, Lisbon) The EMCDDA celebrates the 2013 international day with an awareness-raising event for the Lisbon diplomatic community, its partners from the Portuguese authorities and the EU bodies in Portugal.
International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking was established by the United Nations in 1987 to strengthen action and cooperation in tackling the drugs problem and in creating safer and healthier societies across the world.
The slogan chosen by the United Nations for this year is: Make health your 'new high' in life, not drugs. Marking the day, the UNODC launches its World drug report 2013, which, this year, has a strong focus on new psychoactive substances.
Today the EMCDDA launches the latest edition in its Insights series dedicated to Models of addiction.