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Chancellor Schroeder visits UNEP

Nairobi, 21 January 2004 - Gerhard Schroeder, the Chancellor of Germany, paid a visit to the United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya as part of a four-country official tour in Africa.

At the UN he met with Klaus Toepfer, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, where he discussed issues ranging from climate change to post conflict assessment. He was given a gift of an African elephant by internationally-renowned Kenyan artist Kioko Mwitiki.

Mr Schroeder also planted an indigenous flame tree in the grounds close to ones planted on a previous visit by Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary-General, and his wife Nane.

-> Background brief: Germany and UNEP

-> Fact sheet Renewable Energy

-> Fact sheet Post Conflict Assessment

-> Photo Gallery

Further resources:

-> Global Environment Facility (GEF)

-> Partnership for Development of Environmental Law and Institutions in Africa (PADELIA)

-> Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

-> Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA)