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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.
The following photographs were taken by IISD digital editor Dan Birchall, a member of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin team covering UNFF 5. For full-resolution images, click on the small images below. If you wish to re-use any of these photographs in print or on web sites, please contact Kimo Goree ( for permission and to ensure the photos are properly credited. Thank you.

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