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First Wangari Maathai Day Celebrated in Conjunction with Africa Environment Day - UNEP

First Wangari Maathai Day Celebrated in Conjunction with Africa Environment Day - UNEP

First Wangari Maathai Day Celebrated in Conjunction with Africa Environment Day Sun, Mar 4, 2012 N'djamena - Nairobi, 3 March 2012 - The first Wangari Maathai Day was celebrated across the African continent, Saturday, in honour of the late environmental leader and Nobel Laureate. Further Resources A Tribute to Wangari Mathai by UNEP Deputy Executive Director The African Union Commemorates Wangari Maathai Day in conjunction with the Africa Environment Day Africa Atlas of Our Changing Environment Environmental Change Re-Draws Atlas of Africa The date of 3 March, originally designated by the Organization of African Unity in 2000 as the Africa Environment Day, will now be celebrated in conjunction with the Wangari Mathai Day as a fitting tribute to Maathai's green legacy and the values she steadfastly stood for.Amina Mohamed, the Deputy Executive Director of the UN Environment...

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