AndrewatthestandThis second report from the UN Environment Assembly includes:

  • Faith for Earth side event, including a visit by Inger Andersen, the incoming Executive Director of UNEP
  • Faith for Earth co-ordination meeting
  • News from our stand
  • Meditation and news from Faith-Based Initiatives for Addressing Environmental Challenges

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465 UNEA4The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) has overall responsibility for environmental problems among UN agencies and is a leading global environmental authority. From 11th-15th March 2019, the 4th United Nations Environment Assembly UNEA4 is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya.  The Brahma Kumaris in Kenya has been connected to UNEP since 1979 and we have been an accredited observer organization since 2014.  Brahma Kumaris has a very active team at the assembly delivering our message to all.

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BeatPollutionImageThe third session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) took place in Nairobi from 4 – 6th December 2017.  UNEA was created as a result of the call made by world leaders at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Brazil in June 2012.  Its aim is to strengthen and upgrade the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to be the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda. Brahma Kumaris actively supported this meeting.

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StudioThis report describes:

  • the national broadcast of a live interview
  • a talk at Nairobi University
  • A ministerial luncheon
  • A reception with the Indian Environment Minister
  • The opening of the high level segment, including the President of Kenya
  • Meeting the UNEP faith co-ordinator

The team continue to be very busy.

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UNEPOn this first day of the assembly, The UNEP President gave a powerful address to the assembly, there was a well-attended side event, the first by faith-based organizations at a UNEP event and the exhibition stand was very busy and popular.  There was also a talk held at Strathmore University.  The team have been busy.

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GREEN THOUGHT FOR TODAY

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her. Francis Bacon