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Nairobi ready to host UN Environment Assembly

29 May 2014, 17:08

Nairobi - Ambassador Martin Kimani, Kenya's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, expressed the country's preparedness to host the historic UN Environment Assembly (UNEA).

The inaugural event is scheduled for June 23-27 in Nairobi under the auspices of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

"Kenya is ready to welcome the world's leading environmentalists and world experts, working in all areas related to sustainable development to UNEA in June. Our country has made immense strides in building a Green Economy- observe our cutting edge geothermal developments and the high percentage of our GDP from nature tourism," Kimani said.

He said the country was committed to the success of the five-day summit.

"The success of UNEA and UNEP are high in our priorities. Kenya is taking every measure to ensure the success of this landmark event. We are inviting delegates from around the world to actively participate in this
historic moment and make their contributions to the assembly in a safe and friendly city that is rolling out every welcome to them," Kimani added.

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, the President of the UN General Assembly, Ministers of Environment and Foreign Affairs and Chief Executives of a number of international organisations are set to attend
the newly-established UNEA that will bring together over 1 200 high-level participants from government, business and civil society.

 - CAJ News

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