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Visit By The Senate Delegation to the United Nations headquarters

Hon. Senator Ekwee Ethuro, EGH, MP, Speaker of the Senate of the Republic of Kenya led a strong delegation of Senators on a visit the United Nations Headquarters New York, USA. The Senate Delegation comprised the following: Senator Beatrice Elachi, Majority Chief Whip; Senator Mike Gideon Mbuvi, Deputy Majority Chief Whip; Senator Janet Ong’era, Deputy Minority Chief Whip; Senator Bellow Kerrow,Chair, Committee on Finance, Commerce and Economic Affairs; and Senator Fatuma Dullo, Vice-Chair, Committee on National Security and Foreign Relations.

The Visit Of Chief Of Kenya Defence Forces To The UN Headquarters New York From 06 – 09 May 2014

Gen Julius Karangi’s visit to New York was opportune to exchange views on the current security situation in the Horn, East Africa and Great Lakes region and peacekeeping operations. While in New York, the CDF held a number of highly profile meetings, including with the staff of the Kenya Mission, key leaders at the UN Hqs and a speaking engagement at Columbia University.

ENewsletter VOL 1/ ISSUE 3/ 2014

This e-newsletter contains only the key engagements that the mission had between January and March 2014

Kenya's Permanent Representative Elected UNICEF President

Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Macharia Kamau has been elected as the new President of the Agency's Children Fund. The Ambassador will serve in the new capacity for a period of one year.

Kenya Plays Pivotal Role in Passage of Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) finally saw the light of day after seven years of long-drawn negotiations when the UN General Assembly passed it by a 154 majority vote on 2nd April 2013.

UNEP Upgraded After Concerted Efforts by Kenya at Rio+20 Conference

The 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, second committee agenda focused on the follow up processes of the outcomes of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil which included negotiations on the strengthening and upgrading UNEP in Nairobi

Kenya Leads the United Nations in the Formulation of Global Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations General Assembly unanimously elected Kenya to co-chair an inter-governmental Open Working Group (OWG) tasked with the formulation of the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

H.E Amb Macharia Kamau Chairs Session of the Open Working Group

The development of the inter-governmental working group was one of the key outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference held June 2012 in Brazil. As a follow up of the decisions contained in the Rio +20 outcome document “the future we want”, the President of the General assembly appointed Ambassador Macharia Kamau and Ambassador Csaba Korosi Permanent Representatives to Kenya and Hungary to the United Nations as co-facilitators of the intergovernmental consultative process that developed the methods of work, the agenda of the Open Working Group and facilitated the convening of the inaugural meeting of the OWG on SDGs.

Ambassador Macharia Kamau in Atlanta

Amb Macharia Kamau speaks in Atlanta
Kenyans living in the United States turned up for this year's celebrations to mark the 2nd Mashujaa (Heros) Day at Kennesaw State University in Kennnesaw, Georgia. The keynote speaker was Kenya"s permanent representative to the UN, Amb. Macharia Kamau.