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Secretary-General Inducts Wangari Maathai as UN Messenger of Peace

At a special ceremony in Copenhagen, where negotiations are intensifying for an effective agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) inducts Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize laureate and green advocate Wangari Maathai (left) as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on the environment and climate change. Professor Maathai, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, founded the grassroots group known as the Green Belt Movement, which has planted more than 40 million trees on community lands across Africa and worked to improve environmental conservation and reduce poverty.

15/Dec/2009. Copenhagen, Denmark. UN Photo/Mark Garten. www.un.org/av/photo/

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Taken on December 15, 2009