UN Media Invitation: President of Kenya and UN Secretary-General Launch Major Events in Nairobi

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NAIROBI, Kenya, October 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- H.E President Kenyatta and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Inaugurate First Ministerial Forum on Sustainable Transport in Africa And Launch Pioneering Global Media Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation

Thursday 30 October 8.45 am EAT – Journalists are requested to arrive by 8.15am

UN Compound, Gigiri,

**Bus will pick up journalists at 7.15am from Chester House, Nairobi CBD**

H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will inaugurate on Thursday the first Africa Sustainable Transport Forum – and the largest gathering of African Ministers of Transport and Environment at the United Nations Complex in Nairobi, Kenya.

Air pollution, rapid urbanization, road safety and sustainable fuels are just some of the issues that will be addressed by ministers and senior delegates from 42 African countries, as they draft an historic framework that is set to tackle Africa's escalating transport crisis and chart new green pathways to sustainable transport.

The event, hosted by the Kenyan Government, is organized by the UN Environment Programme in corporation with UN-Habitat and the World Bank

There will be a Photo Opportunity with Ban Ki-moon, President Kenyatta, and 42 African Ministers/Heads of Delegations at 10am – at the main delegates' staircase.

Following that, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will launch a pioneering global media campaign entitled End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), accompanied by Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning, Anne Waiguru.

Joining the inauguration will also be Maggie O'Kane from the Guardian Newspaper, a lead campaign partner and FGM survivor Kakenya Ntaiya .

The campaign recognizes the crucial role of the media in raising awareness about this serious issue.