11 Mar 2019 Video

Satya Tripathi speaks to the BBC about the UN Environment Assembly

UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of UN Environment Satya Tripathi has spoken to the BBC and said that the best way delegates at the ongoing Fourth UN Environment Assembly can honour colleagues, and other passengers who died in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302, is to carry on with the work to improve the environment.

Following Sunday’s crash, the UN flag was on Monday flown at half-mast, while colourful country flags were removed, in honour of the 157 victims, of which 22 were UN staff members.

The week-long Assembly, which is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, is being attended by more than 4,700 delegates from 170 countries.

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