Oct 23, 2021

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Uhuru calls on world leaders to embrace diversity

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged world leaders to end the silo mentality that has resulted in some states – mainly in Africa – being excluded from major decisions that affect the world.

The poor management of diversity has the threats to peace and security at the international level.

Kenyatta called on leaders to deal with inequality between states, saying it could save billions jobs and livelihoods have been lost.

“A necessary start is to restructure global cooperation and governance so that it truly conforms to the principle that all people and countries have the same value,” said Kenyatta. < / p>

He castigated the use of uniform recipes and templates by powerful global institutions in dealing with Africa’s challenges.

In his speech at Kenya’s beginning se In his month-long presidency of the UN Security Council, the president said that the leaders hold the key to the unification of nations.

He said the unity of nations can be achieved through individual choices, readers try the deep End political differences that exacerbate the challenges.

The president cited his handshake with ODM leader Raila Odinga in March 2018 as evidence of how countries can thrive when heads of state and government unite.

“We did it to show the Kenyans that the cohesion and unity of our country are more important than our political rivalry,” said President Kenyatta.

The President said at the meeting in New York that the handshake had created a strong glimmer of hope among Kenyans.

“The mood cooled and we remembered that we were part of a Kenyan family and not characterized by political rivalry “he said.

The President said the handshake was more than a political gesture, but an innovation aimed at putting the security, unity and prosperity of Kenya at the heart of our policies.

“We have tried to build these safety rails into the structure and functioning of the national conversation,” he said.

He exuded confidence that Kenya will continue to build and protect its own Unity states that states can prevent conflict and export stability and security to their neighbors.

Uhuru regretted that inequality within and between states is too often the result of exclusion on the basis of identity.

< p> He said it was necessary to change national and global economic and government systems in order to manage diversity more effectively.

In this regard, he said that the commitments to adapt to climate change are geared towards this be sol lten to accelerate development investment and job creation in developing countries.

President Kenyatta called on the United Nations to offer assistance to states in developing internal mechanisms for national dialogue and reconciliation.

The head of state told the UN that regional organizations and donor states should focus on building state capacity rather than focusing solely on good governance.

“The United Nations and its peacebuilding initiatives should focus on diversity Include management as part of peacebuilding and state stabilization. ” President Kenyatta said.

He called for cooperation between states, the UN system and social media companies to combat hate speech and hate speech.

“This can be an agreed global code of conduct of companies and the development of early warning tools to identify escalation trends and facilitate preventive action, “he said.

The President called on states to take steps he believed to be essential to managing diversity , state-building and sustainable peace.

He quoted the situation of the members of the council and said there was a lack of transparency and inclusion.

The President said the exclusion was the reason why Communities and countries do not benefit from their natural resources, represent climate injustices and an unfair trading system.

He believed that failure to deal with inequalities was the fodder for terrorism, rioting, Fr. Hostility, hate speech, divisive tribal history and racism provided.

The President also held a pitch in front of world leaders to respond to problems that arise from electoral processes so that they do not stage divisions, but the legitimation of the Serving the state.

He said that, without addressing the core issues, elections become zero-sum games of winners – all competitions that seem to identify racial, ethnic or religious identities.

President Kenyatta said the images of desperate men and women risking their lives in search of economic opportunities point to a failed international political and economic system. He urged world leaders to pursue a multilateral approach in dealing with general issues such as climate change, Covid-19 and economic crises.

The President warned against vaccination nationalis Mus and travel bans and the red list only increased the divide between rich and poor countries.

He argued that the situation was a manifestation of the inability to cope with a diverse world.

“They are important factors in most of the conflict situations that have seized the Security Council. We have to deal with it, “said the President.

He called on governments to protect political competition, review international institutions and accelerate reforms of the Security Council.

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Edited by Kiilu Damaris