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Johannesburg Summit to be a Smoke-Free Zone

New York, 16 August— No smoking will be allowed in the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg during the World Summit on Sustainable Development, according to United Nations officials.

South African law normally does not allow smoking in the Centre. But officially, the site will become UN territory for the duration of the Summit, from 26 August to 4 September, and the decision on whether to permit smoking rests with the UN. Nevertheless, Summit officials said they would abide by the local rules.

The UN has actively moved, in recent years, to discourage smoking in most parts of its headquarters in New York.



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