May 16, 2022

[PHOTOS] Kenya hosts the 50th anniversary of UNEP

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Kenya hosted the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The visiting leaders included professionals, leaders and environmental activists.
The Presidents included Mokgweetsi Masisi (Botswana) and Muhammadu Buhari (Nigeria). Other leaders are Prime Minister Felix Moloua of the Central Africa Republic and Vice President Philip Mpango of Tanzania.
“At the meeting held at the UNEP headquarters in Gigiri, Nairobi, the leaders commended Kenya for the leading role it has continued to play in environmental conservation and its achievements in combating climate change,” the Statehouse said.

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Kenya is host to UNEP, the only UN headquarters in the global South.
The team was taken through the tap of plastics by UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen.
The 30-foot-tall installation created by international artist and activist Benjamin Von Wong is located at the UN Headquarters in Nairobi, where discussions of the Global Plastic Treaty took place.

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The build-out of the installation provided temporary jobs for over 100 residents of Kibera, Nairobi City County. The masterpiece highlights that the plastic conversation revolves around recycling and seeks an opportunity of getting plastic production back under control.

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