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United Nations Environment Programme to set up office in India

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Glasgow:  India and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have entered into an agreement to set up the body’s country office, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said here on Wednesday.

Yadav is in Glasgow, representing India at the ongoing 26th climate conference COP26.

Taking to Twitter, the minister said, “Good start to the day in Glasgow with the signing of the Host Country Agreement between the Government of India and @UNEP in a spirit of friendly cooperation for establishing (the) Country Office of UNEP in India. Extended my compliments to Executive Director UNEP Ms @andersen_inger.”

Earlier, Yadav met UNCCD Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw to exchange views on the topic of land restoration.

“Met @UNCCD executive secretary Mr @ibrahimthiaw. It was a delight exchanging our ideas and views towards land restoration.

“PM Shri @narendramodi Ji at UNCCD COP14 declared that India will restore 26 million hectare of its degraded land and India is on course,” he tweeted.

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