UN Environment chief mourns ‘terrible loss’ of UN staff in Ethiopia Airlines crash travelling to major Nairobi conference

11 March 2019

Joyce Msuya, acting Executive Director of UN Environment (UNEP), has expressed her sorrow at the death of UN staff travelling to the UN Environment Assembly on Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302, which crashed on Sunday, killing everyone on board.

In a statement, released on Monday, Ms. Msuya said that “the environmental community is in mourning,” and that those who died included UN staff, youth delegates, scientists, and academics.

The UN Environment chief joined United Nations  Secretary-General António Guterres in sending the heartfelt condolences of the agency to the families and loved ones of everyone who lost their lives in the tragedy.

Patrick Newman from UN News spoke to Ms. Msuya, and asked her how the atmosphere at the Assembly have been affected. 

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