Cunningham Park, Queens, New York, USA, October 21, 2021 – Abdullah Shahid PGA of the 76th Session of the General Assembly Along With Ambassador Thilmeeza Hussain of the Maldives and Members of His Staff Helps Plant 350 Trees at Cunningham Park Queens To Help Combat Climate Change And to Celebrate UN Day. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire
United Nations October 21, 2021
This morning, Mr. Abdulla Shahid and his team volunteered at Cunningham Park in Queens planting trees to celebrate United Nations Day.
The PGA said that – as a Maldivian – he knows well the concept of community and of depending on your neighbors.
The PGA explained this volunteering initiative before his High-Level Meeting on Delivering Climate Action on October 26, here in New York, and ahead of COP-26, in Glasgow, shows that everyone can play a role in climate action.
New York City Parks informed the PGA that this was “the very first official tree planting of the autumn season” and that Mr. Shahid and the team planted approximately 350 trees today.
Mr. Shahid said volunteering at Cunningham Park was about recognizing the principles of the UN and what drives us to do the work: equality, sustainability, peace, and prosperity, giving back to our community; working across regional and cultural divides towards a common goal.
And here at the Headquarters, this evening at the GA Hall, President Abdulla Shahid will take part in the UN Day Concert under the theme: Building Back Together for Peace and Prosperity, which is being organized by the Department of Global Communications and the support of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea.
Source: EuropaNewswire, PGA Office of the Spokesperson.