: :inin Kyiv (EET)

UN environment talks open under shadow of Ethiopian plane crash

A world forum on addressing the planet’s environmental crisis opened in Nairobi on Monday, the mood darkened by the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy that killed 157 people a day earlier, including at least 22 UN staff, many headed for the event.
Delegates arrived at the sprawling compound to see the UN flag flying at half-mast and the usually colourful display of national flags removed.
As they wondered aloud who among their colleagues may have been on board the ill-fated Boeing, some hugged and comforted one another.
According to Maimunah Sharif, head of UN-Habitat, at least 22 UN employees were among those who died when …read more

Source: Gulf times

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