African Heads of State Mark 40th Anniversary of UNEP

Heads of State from over thirty African countries have taken part in an event to mark the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Addis Ababa / Nairobi, 30 January 2012 - Heads of state from over thirty African countries have taken part in an event to mark the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) held during the 18th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The luncheon was hosted by President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya, who was joined by 33 African Heads of State and Government, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Environment from most AU member states, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Chairperson of the AU Commission Jean Ping, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and representatives of other UN agencies.

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