Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer (right) with movie star and International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Brand Ambassador, Amitabh Bachchan (left) participate in tree planting ceremony jointly organized by UNEP, ESCAP, the Indian Embassy and IIFA. The ceremony took place on the premises of the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok. This is the first time that Bachchan, an icon in the Indian film industry with fans who span the globe, visited the UN premises.
The tree planting ceremony was held in support of the UNEP Billion Tree Campaign which took off in January 2007. Since then, nearly 3.46 billion trees have been pledged and 1.99 billion trees have been planted around the globe.
April 30, 2008