Sierra Leone’s First Lady, Fatima Bio Has on Monday September 18, 2023 joined the global zero waste movement at a High Level United Nations Event held at the Turkish House in New York.

She took up the stage as a special guest at the prestigious occasion titled: “The World is Our Common Home: Path to the Global Zero Waste Movement,” was held on the margins of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The gathering brought together a host of high-profile dignitaries, including the Mayor of New York City, the Executive Director of UN Habitat, the UN Under-Secretary for Policy, and carefully selected First Ladies from around the world.

She expressed her commitment to environmental sustainability and her tireless efforts to promote the global zero waste movement, as she became one of the first to sign the Global Commitment on Zero Waste.

It is noted that, her involvement in environmental causes extends beyond this event. She holds the esteemed position of UN Eminent Person for Zero Waste, a testament to her expertise and leadership in promoting sustainable waste management practices. Her influential role allows her to advocate for innovative solutions to waste-related challenges, fostering a cleaner and healthier future for Sierra Leone and the world at large.

As the occasion drew to a close, the invited guests were treated to a delightful dinner, providing an opportunity for networking, collaboration, and further discussions on the importance of the zero waste movement. The event served as a reminder that by working together, nations can make significant strides in achieving a more sustainable future.