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WED 2014 Regional Celebration

Seychelles, Home to the World’s First Carbon Neutral Reserve to Host Regional Celebrations for WED 2014 in Africa[Eng]

The Seychelles, a tropical archipelago in the South Western Indian Ocean, regarded as a pioneer in environmental protection and conservation will host this year's World Environment Day (WED) regional celebrations on 4 June 2014, according to a joint announcement made by the Republic of Seychelles and the United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Africa (UNEP-ROA). [French Version]

World Environment Day Message from UNEP-ROA

Speech by Hon. Rolph Payet, Seychelles Minister for Environment and Energy during WED

Rolph Payet, President of the University of Seychelles, discusses the impact of climate change on small island nations. 
watch videohttp://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrzkpf_youth-climate-report-rolph-payet-2_news





UNEP AALO is organizing a youth dialogue with African leaders. The event will take place at the UN conference center and we are expecting more than 50 youth participants, distinguished guests from DC, UN agencies, Ethiopian government and media.

WED Programme

Press Release: Ethiopian Youth Raised Voice for a Collective Response to Global





Recycling Today for a Better Tomorrow
United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) together with Regional retailer, Nakumatt Holdings in conjunction with the and global technology firm, HP have jointly launched a month-long consumer campaign to encourage the responsible recycling of electronic items. The campaign dubbed  the ‘Recycle Today for a Better Tomorrow' was launced at Nakumatt Holdings in Nairobi on 6th June.


Video clip WED Kenya: http://youtu.be/Yc2vBr8KSo4


As we celebrate  World Environment Day 2014  with the theme: " Raise your voice, not the sea level". Rwandan youth raised their voices through music with Asong dubbed "  Dufashe Isi / Let's Save the World" via the Rwanda #YACA (Youth Alliance for Climate Actions) aka RYACA. see link   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmEyBuvJaww


In Uganda on WED, was celebrated on 5th June, residents marched from Nyumanzi market to Nyumanzi Primary School with key environmental protection message to 'raise awareness of refugee community as well as host community in protecting environment for the sake of future generation and present wellbeing. Other activities held included talk show, tree planting, dances and speeches. more

Tanzania commemorated WED 2014 by planting trees around the Mara Villages in North Mara Gold Mine. This initiative was supported by African Barrick Gold (ABG). A village executive office reiterated the mine had donated thousands of trees that had been planted in the villages and also teaches them on how to conserve the trees. He added that the mining company is committed to ensure that production of gold in the area goes hand in hand with environmental protection.