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Kenya's UN office marks Chinese New Year

By WANG XIAODONG in Nairobi, Kenya | China Daily Global | Updated: 2024-02-01 09:35

Zainab Hawa Bangura (centre), director-general of the United Nations Office at Nairobi, attends a gala to mark the Lunar New Year at the United Nations compound in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Jan 31, 2024. Wu Xiaohui/CHINA DAILY

Zainab Hawa Bangura, undersecretary general and director-general of the United Nations Office at Nairobi, conveyed her wishes for the festive occasion while delivering her remarks at the ceremony.

This year is the first time in the history of the UN that the Lunar New Year is formally recognized as a floating holiday, she said.

"My message on behalf of the United Nations family in Kenya is to say that, may this Lunar Year of the Dragon bring peace, joy and prosperity to all," she said.

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