NGO Committee on Sustainable Development (NGOCSD) General Membership Meeting May 2015

May 18, 2015

Below is the statement from Wanjira Mathai on the ocassion of the NGOCSD May 2015 General Membership Meeting. The meeting was held on Friday, May 15, 2015 on the 2nd Floor of the Church Center for the UN at 777 United Nations Plaza.Ms. Lopa Banerjee, Chief of the Civil Society Section at UN Women, speaking at the event. In the background is Wangari Maathai's picture

Ms. Mia MacDonald, Chair of the Green Belt Movement (GBM) International – North America and Founder and Executive Director of Brighter Green delivered the statement on Wanjira's behalf.

Speaking at the event, Ms. MacDonald described Professor Wangari Maathai as a visionary whose work aimed at bridging the grassroots people, political leaders and policy-makers.  She also spoke about the Wangari Muta Maathai House, a legacy project by Wangari Maathai's friends, family and the extended GBM family. 

View Wanjira's full statement here.

Mr. Ochoro E. Otunnu, Board Member of the Green Belt Movement International, US. speaking at the event