Tuesday, June 24, 2008

International day against substance abuse and illicit trafficking

By Ilhaam Hoosain
24 June 2008


The 26 June every year, International Day against substance abuse and illicit trafficking is celebrated.

This year’s event will be celebrated under the theme “do drugs control your life?”

The Department of Social Development will celebrate the International Day in line with the General Assembly Political Declaration on the drug problem.

The event aims to raise awareness of the all round problem that drugs represent in society and their destructive effect as well as inspire people and mobilise support for drug control.

The keynote address will be delivered by the Deputy Minister of Social Development Dr Jean Swanson-Jacobs and among the speakers will be the Gauteng MEC for Social Development Kgaogelo Lekgoro and the representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Dr Jonathan Lucas.

Celebrations will be held at the Chris Hani Stadium (Orange Farm) on the 26th of this month at 9am.

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