Environment, economic linked at new UN assembly

June 23, 2014 1:24 PM

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The first-ever United Nations Environmental Assembly is underway in Nairobi, Kenya, where more than 150 high-level delegations are addressing environmental sustainability challenges.

Sanjaasuren Oyun, minister of environment and green development in Mongolia, told the opening session Monday that a shift toward more environmentally sound policies is a prerequisite for sustainable development. Oyun was elected the president of the U.N. Environmental Assembly, the highest-level U.N...

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