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Mission Staff

Ambassador/Permanent Representative
Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative
Mr. Joshua Mugodo
Minister Counsellor I
Mr Robert Mule Ngei
Counsellor I
Mr. James Ndirangu Waweru
Counsellor II
Mr. Tom Adala
Second Secretary
Ms. Beatrice Mwaura
Second Secretary
Mr. Tobias Ogweno
Second Secretary
Ms. Alice M. Nderitu
Administrative Attache
Mr. John M. Kimani
Financial Attache
Col. Aphaxard M. Kiugu
Defense Adviser
Mr. Charles M. Munyao
Immigration Attache
Ambassador/ Permanent Representative Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative Minister Counsellor 1 covers 2nd Committee Military Advisor covers 4th Committee Counsellor 1 covers 5th Committee Counsellor 2 covers 6th Committee First Secretary and covers 4th Committee Second Secretary and covers 2nd Committee Second Secretary covers 3rd Committee Consul Officer Administrative Attaché Administrative Attaché Technical Adviser covers 3rd Committee United Nations New York

The Kenya Mission to the United Nations serves as the Kenya delegation to the United Nations. Through diplomacy, negotiation, lobbying and daily monitoring of UN activities, the Mission’s main objective is to advance Kenya’s interests at the United Nations in critical areas namely: political, economic and social as well as legal, military, public diplomacy and management interests. The Mission covers a wide range of the Ministry’s Foreign Policy objectives, from peaceful resolution of disputes to protecting the environment as well as promoting sustainable development. The Mission externalizes Kenya domestic policies in a wide range of thematic issues and areas of interests to the country.

The Mission conducts multilateral and bilateral relations with representatives of the 193 UN Member States, over 30 Observer Missions, many Non-Governmental Organizations with observer status and the United Nations Secretariat, which serves member states. It also works with UN Funds and Programmes such as UN children’s fund (UNICEF), the UN Developmental Programme (UNDP), the UN Gender Entity on Women (UN Women), and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) amongst others.

The Kenya Mission implements the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from which it implements specific multi-lateral mandate based on an annual performance contract it signs with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). This means that the Mission in New York promotes the same Mission, Vision and Core Values as contained in the MFA’s current Strategic Plan and its Service Charter, although, the service charter is adapted to the specific roles and functions of the Mission and its circumstances.

This year, 2013, Kenya is celebrating its 50 years of independence and 50 years anniversary as a member State of the United Nations; Kenya became a member of United Nations (UN) on 16th December 1963 and has since played a pivotal role in shaping international multilateral diplomacy here in New York.

Kenya is actively represented in all the six committees of the UN, ensuring that our national interests and views are taken into account in all areas, levels and circumstances. Other areas of focus include the reforms of the Security Council, improvement in the UN finances and strengthening of the UN capacity to deal with economic and social issues, peacekeeping and peace-building and conflict prevention amongst others. Kenya has been in the forefront of efforts to develop practical proposals for reforms of the Security Council, ECOSOC and the UN in general to make the institutions more responsive and strong to deal with modern challenges.

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Facts on Kenya at the UN

Vision

To be a leader in pursuit of Kenya’s interests within the multilateral framework of the United Nations.

Mission

To project, promote and protect the interests and values of the Kenyan people through effective diplomatic engagement.