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Fifth Session of the
United Nations Forum on Forests United
Nations Headquarters, New York | 16-27 May 2005
Tuesday, 17 May
Ceremonial Tree Planting by Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai
During the lunch break on Tuesday, 17 May 2005, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize
Laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai of Kenya planted a tree in the garden on
the north lawn of United Nations headquarters. Also participating in
or attending the planting were Professor Judith Mbula Bahemuka (Ambassador
and Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations), Rachel A.
Arungah (Permanent Secretary of Kenya's Ministry of Environment and
Natural Resources), Jomo Kwame Sundaram (Assistant Secretary-General of
the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs), Professor Manuel
Rodriguez Becerra of Colombia (Chairman of UNFF 5), Pekka Patosaari
(Coordinator and Head of the UNFF Secretariat), many members of Kenya's
delegation, other delegates and media.
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a member of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin team covering
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