A student in Thailand waits to be picked up after classes were cancelled in Bangkok due to bad air last January. More international cooperation is needed to respond to people’s demand for clean air for themselves and their children. Photo: Reuters A student in Thailand waits to be picked up after classes were cancelled in Bangkok due to bad air last January. More international cooperation is needed to respond to people’s demand for clean air for themselves and their children. Photo: Reuters
A student in Thailand waits to be picked up after classes were cancelled in Bangkok due to bad air last January. More international cooperation is needed to respond to people’s demand for clean air for themselves and their children. Photo: Reuters
Olga Algayerova
Opinion

Opinion

Olga Algayerova

Global fight against air pollution is stronger than ever, 40 years after groundbreaking UN convention

  • With new legally binding emission commitments and pollutant limits, the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution is providing fresh inspiration to countries and organisations in the global fight for clean air

A student in Thailand waits to be picked up after classes were cancelled in Bangkok due to bad air last January. More international cooperation is needed to respond to people’s demand for clean air for themselves and their children. Photo: Reuters A student in Thailand waits to be picked up after classes were cancelled in Bangkok due to bad air last January. More international cooperation is needed to respond to people’s demand for clean air for themselves and their children. Photo: Reuters
A student in Thailand waits to be picked up after classes were cancelled in Bangkok due to bad air last January. More international cooperation is needed to respond to people’s demand for clean air for themselves and their children. Photo: Reuters
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Olga Algayerova

Olga Algayerova

Olga Algayerova is UN undersecretary general and executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). She previously served as permanent representative of Slovakia to the International Organisations in Vienna, Austria (2012-2017); president, Slovak Millennium Development Goals (2010-2012); and state secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2006-2010).