The Secretary General of SOMESHA and the African Federation of Environmental Journalists (AFEJ) who is also a member of the International League of Conservation Writers (ILCW) H.E. Mr. Daud Abdi Daud met today the unveil international football super star Yaya Touré who is now the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador and he is also UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
The football star Yaya Touré yesterday on Tuesday October 29, 2013 pledged to combat the illegal ivory trade that sees thousands of African elephants slaughtered each year as he was unveiled as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Mr. Touré joins the roster of other Goodwill Ambassadors—Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen, US actor Don Cheadle, Chinese actress Li Binging, French photographer Yann Arthus Bertrand and Indian economist Pavan Sukhdev—to help generate public awareness and understanding of environmental causes.Mr. Touré has already demonstrated his commitment to tackling this issue. In September this year, Mr. Touré and other players at a World Cup qualifier between Côte d’Ivoire and Morocco—viewed by tens of millions across the globe—held up slogans to raise awareness of the killings of elephants and other wildlife.
Mr. Daud Abdi Daud of SOMESHA and AFEJ discussed Mr. Yaya Toure how can African football players can move a long with Somalia peace-building initiatives and can make a quick dash for visit to Mogadishu just to celebrate Somalia football recovery in a peaceful manner as Somali young talent football professionals need help and global encouragement.
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