Mar 2, 2024, 2:13 PM
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UNEA-6 approves Iran-proposed resolution on combating sand, dust storms

Tehran, IRNA – The sixth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) has endorsed the draft resolution "Combating Sand and Dust Storms," which was proposed by Iran and endorsed by the international conference in Tehran in September 2023.

The sixth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) was held from 26 February to 1 March 2024 at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

The UNEA-6, which was attended by over 180 states, put on the agenda various topics such as the multilateral approach to climate change, biodiversity loss, pollutants, and waste. The UN Environment Assembly received some 19 resolutions and two proposals.

Iran’s proposed draft resolution dubbed "Combatting Sand and Dust Storms" was submitted to the UNEA-6 to pursue the implementation of the decisions made in the Tehran international conference in September 2023.

Ali Salajegheh, the deputy president of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the head of the Department of Environment, presiding over a high-ranking delegation of experts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and his own organization, took part in the UNEA-6. The Iranian official held meetings with representatives and ministers from China, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Qatar, Turkey, Azerbaijan Republic, Iraq, and Uzbekistan.

Salajegheh also met with the Executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme Inger Andersen during the international assembly. Over the course of the mentioned meetings, the Iranian delegation and other parties held talks on issues such as relationships with neighboring states concerning environmental affairs, common environment-related concerns, as well as regional and international environmental issues.


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