NAIROBI, Kenya, October, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Côte d’Ivoire and Manchester City Football Star Yaya Touré to Join Fight against Elephant Poaching
Time: 11.30am, Tuesday 29 October
Venue: Press Centre, Gigiri Complex
Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director
International football star Yaya Touré and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will on Tuesday unveil a new alliance to combat wildlife crime—in particular the illegal ivory trade that sees thousands of African elephants slaughtered each year.
Touré, African Footballer of the Year in 2011 and 2012 and an inspirational figure for Manchester City and his national side Côte d’Ivoire, is flying in for the day to brief the media on his partnership with UNEP.
Following the press conference, there will be a photo opportunity and other events.
A bus will be leaving from Chester House on Koinange Street at 10am to transport journalists to the event.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)