March 26, 2018

Address by President Michael D Higgins

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On Monday 26 March 2018, His Excellency, President Michael D. Higgins, addressed a large gathering at Aras an Uachtaráin on the subject of Desertification during which he inaugurated the SMA Laudato Tree Project.

Ms Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, presented 14 Oak saplings, representing the 13 Great Green Wall countries and the 14th representing Ireland to those attending the event – they are now planted in various locations around Ireland.