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HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT TO PARTICIPATE AT THE SIXTH SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT ASSEMBLY

GABORONE, 27th February 2024: His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana, will participate at the Sixth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 6), from 29th February to 1st March 2024, in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Assembly will be held under the theme, β€œEffective, Inclusive and Sustainable Multilateral Actions to Tackle Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss and Pollution,” and will bring together Heads of State, Government Ministers, business leaders, and environmental activists from around the world.

The United Nations Environment Assembly, is the leading global decision-making body on environmental issues. This Sixth Session will among others, consider Resolutions on desertification, air pollution, and biodiversity loss. It will also place particular focus on environmental multilateralism to underscore the importance of multilateral action when tackling the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, pollution and waste.

His Excellency the President will deliver Botswana’s Statement at the High-Level Segment, on 29th February 2024, where among others, he will highlight ways in which Botswana is addressing environmental challenges and contributing towards international environmental governance. On the margins of the Assembly, President Masisi will also hold bilateral talks with the President of Kenya, His Excellency Dr. William Ruto. Furthermore, the President is expected to visit the Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre (KAGRC), with the aim to explore ways in which Botswana and Kenya can enhance cooperation in the agricultural sector particularly in animal husbandry, dairy and beef production.

His Excellency the President, will be accompanied by Honourable Dr. Lemogang Kwape, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Honourable Mr. Machana Shamukuni, Minister of Justice, as well as, Senior Government Officials. The President and his delegation will return to Gaborone on 2nd March 2024.

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