World News: 20:25 GMT Monday 23rd June 2014. [Yahoo Green News Feed via SPi World News]
The United Nations on Monday launched a week-long global environment conference aimed at tackling challenges from poaching to marine pollution and boosting the "green economy". The meeting in Nairobi, the first ever United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), comes amid tight security in the Kenyan capital, after a series of warnings of the threat of attack by Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab. The five-day event run by the UN Environment Programme, headquartered in Nairobi, includes "over 1,200 participants from government, business and civil society, as well as high-level delegations from over 160 UN member and observer states," UNEP said.
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