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UN pays tribute to late environmentalist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai
26 Sep 2011 -  The United Nations today paid tribute to Professor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners, who died on Sunday. “Her passing is a loss for the people of Kenya and the world,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement, adding that Ms. Maathai was known throughout the development and human rights community not just for her “inspirational eloquence, but for her human warmth.” Full article: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39782&Cr=Maathai&Cr1=