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The Global Day of Action is one of the main activities of the SUPPORT. DON’T PUNISH campaign, and takes place on or around the 26th June each year.
The 26th June is the United Nations’ International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, a day that on which many governments celebrate their contributions to the global ‘war on drugs’. In the past, some governments have even commemorated this day by holding public executions or beatings of drug offenders.
By taking part in the Global Day of Action, you can help to “reclaim” the message on this important day.
The 2016 Global Day of Action is particularly important, coming just after both the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs and the UN High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS –and the campaign will focus on reflecting on the implications of these major milestones.
There are many ways you can join the Global Day of Action:
SUPPORT. DON'T PUNISH. is a global advocacy campaign calling for better drug policies that prioritise public health and human rights.