The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) leads an international campaign which aims at raising awareness for the harmful effects and dangers of illicit drugs, especially on teenagers and young adults, who are particularly vulnerable to using illicit drugs. The prevalence of drug use among young people is more than twice as high as that of the rest of the general population.
The Royal Thai Government observes The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (26 June) by convening anti-drugs campaigns and other corresponding activities nationwide.
RADION International has launched a drug awareness campaign as part of its Community Development Project (CDP) in the Phetchabun province, home to approximately 14,000 Hmong villagers and currently the largest concentration of Hmong hill tribesmen in Thailand.
We have also garnered Khek Noi School’s support for this initiative and RADION will be speaking to some 1000 students this afternoon. We also thank the Office Of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) for their generous support of anti-drug materials for this campaign.