UNSOS Marks World Environment Day in Mogadishu

Simon Mulongo (left), the Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (DSRCC) for Somalia, and Mr. Clark Toes (right), the UNSOS Chief of Service Delivery, ride bicycles in Mogadishu, Somalia on 11 June 2019. This was part of activities to mark the World Environment Day, celebrated every year on 5th June. UN Photo / Ilyas Ahmed

11 Jun 2019

UNSOS Marks World Environment Day in Mogadishu

5 June 2019 was marked globally as World Environment Day with the theme of “Air pollution”. As 5 June was a United Nations Official Holiday in Somalia, the celebration of World Environment Day was held in Mogadishu on 11 June 2019, with activities conducted by UNSOM, UNSOS and AMISOM. The activities ranged from removing litter and weeds along roads, planting trees on the roadside, and launching of bicycling by Senior Leadership of UNSOM, UNSOS and AMISOM, within the Mogadishu International Airport area (MIA).

 

Simon Mulongo, the Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (DSRCC) for Somalia (in the white cap), Clark Toes, the UNSOS Chief of Service Delivery (in white shirt), and UN contractors plant a seedling along a road in the UN/AMISOM base camp in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 11 June 2019. This was part of activities to mark the World Environment Day, celebrated every year on 5th June. UN Photo / Ilyas Ahmed

Simon Mulongo, the Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (DSRCC) for Somalia (in white cap), Clark Toes, the UNSOS Chief of Service Delivery (in white shirt) and UN contractors plant a seedling along a road in the UN/AMISOM base camp in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 11 June 2019. This was part of activities to mark the World Environment Day, celebrated every year on 5th June. UN Photo / Ilyas Ahmed

Simon Mulongo (left), the Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (DSRCC) for Somalia, receives a bicycle from Richard Oyoo, the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) Environment Affairs Officer, at the UN/AMISOM base camp in Mogadishu on 11 June 2019. AMISOM, UN and non-UN personnel participated in various activities to mark the World Environment Day, celebrated every year on 5th June. UN Photo / Ilyas Ahmed

Ugandan soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) collect litter at Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 11 June 2019. This was part of activities to mark the World Environment Day, celebrated every year on 5th June. UN Photo / Ilyas Ahmed