SRSG Spehar discuss COP26 with UN Youth Champions for Environment and Peace
Top United Nations official in Cyprus, Elizabeth Spehar, and the US Ambassador, Judith Garber, met with some of the UN Youth Champions for Environment and Peace to discuss the role of young people as actors of change and hear their thoughts on climate change and the urgent need to protect the environment and promote peace on the island for a more sustainable future.
The meeting is timely as the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference is taking place in Glasgow this week to summit parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
"UNFICYP is very proud to support the Youth Champions who are working together, across the divide, to tackle environmental challenges while promoting peace. At least, two of the Youth Champions are actually in Glasgow, as we speak, striving to make their voices heard. As UN in Cyprus, we hope to continue to work with you all and support you in the months and years to come," said Spehar.