Tuesday, June 27, 2006

World Day against Drug Abuse today

KATHMANDU, June 26: United Nations SecretaryGeneral, Kofi Annan in his message on the occasion International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking has stressed the need to work for better education and greater awareness to prevent drug abuse. Many people in the world are badly informed about the potentially devastating effects of drugs, he said adding "It needed more consistent leadership from Governments, better examples from role models whose drug use damages more people than just themselves. "Our efforts must focus especially on young peoplethrough outreach, peer-to peer networks, and using opportunities such as sports to keep young people active, healthy, and confident, he said. "Our efforts must require working to reduce supplythrough law enforcement and through working with the producing countries to give farmers sustainable alternatives to growing illicit crops.

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