Oct 23, 2021

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Uhuru to chair UN Security Council session in New York

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in New York on Sunday for a two-day working visit to the United States to chair a high-level open session of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Debate Diversity, state building and peace.

After taking up her position as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for two years on January 1st of this year, Kenya currently has the monthly rotation Presidency of the Council for October 2021.

According to Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Martin Kimani, the priority agenda in Kenya’s UN Security Council is ideas and solutions for global peace and security in To offer areas such as the Horn of Africa and the troubled Sahel region.

“The Security Council is a body that has the mandate to solve major challenges, but for many reasons it was not i n able. We have ideas, we have experience in building peace in our region and we bring these ideas and perspectives to the council.

Close cooperation with Africa

< p class = "align - justify"> “Kenya proposes new innovations for dealing with certain conflict situations,” said Kimani, adding that the country encourages the UN Security Council to work closely with Africa.

In addition to his involvement with the UN Security Council, President Kenyatta will hold bilateral talks with UN Secretary General Antonio Guteress and witness the signing of a trade agreement between Kenya’s private sector and a consortium of American companies during his two-day visit.

At the meeting with Mr Guteress, the President and the UN chief are expected to discuss several issues of common interest to Kenya and the UN, including the global response to Covid-19. < / p>

“Kenya was very specific about the steps that they expect from the United Nations, particularly with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic vaccination, peace and security, and how those World should come to COP26 in a month. How the world reacts to climate change is the key to Kenya’s future prosperity, ”said Kimani.

Business Agreement

On the business deal, Kimani said President Kenyatta will witness the signing of a new initiative between the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Kepsa) and the Corporate Council on Africa, the largest umbrella organization for US companies operating in Africa.

The business agreement aims to improve the cooperation between Kenyan companies, especially small and medium-sized companies, with their American colleagues in order to create more jobs and employment opportunities for Kenya’s youth in a targeted manner.

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In addition, President Kenyatta will participate in the high-level discussion of Global Leaders organized by the International Peace Institute (IPI) to To provide a platform for world leaders to discuss current issues.

The President will participate in the discussion by Jordan’s former Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prince Zeid Raad Al Hussein , attend to discuss the UN Secretary-General’s Joint Agenda Report.