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PROPOSED PROCEDURES FOR IMPORTATION OF VEHICLES BY RETURNING RESIDENTS FROM COUNTRIES THAT OPERATE LEFT HAND VEHICLES

Kenya Revenue Authority has come up with guidelines to be met by returning residents from countries that operate left hand vehicles from another country other than their country of residence.

ENewsletter VOL 1/ ISSUE 3/ 2014

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

ENewsletter VOL 1/ ISSUE 1/ 2013

This e-newsletter contains only the key engagements that the mission had between January and March 2013

ENewsletter VOL 1/ ISSUE 3/ 2013 : Opening Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Koki Muli Grignon

The United Nations Headquarters in New York is the busiest and the most exciting environment I have worked in yet. There are 193 countries and over thirty (30) Missions with observer status represented here. It is truly a beehive of activity. The Kenya mission to the United Nations is rated as one of the key and significant missions represented here.

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.

International Peace and Security; Peace Keeping Affairs

Kenya through 1st and 4th committees of UNGA continues to contribute Military, Police and Corrections personnel to UN and AU Peace keeping Operations (PKOs) with most of them being in Africa. Today, Kenya has peacekeepers in Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In New York, Kenya is fully seized to all matters of peacekeeping through collaboration with the UN Department of Peacekeeping and Department of Field Support and the UN Security Council Working Group on PKOs and through Kenya’s membership to the Special Committee on Peace keeping Operations (C34)
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