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Kenya and Portugal to Co-Host UN Ocean Conference from 2-6 June 2020 in Lisbon

Thursday, 09 May 2019

Kenya and Portugal to Co-Host UN Ocean Conference from 2-6 June 2020 in Lisbon

New York, 9th May 2019

The United Nations General Assembly, this morning (May 9, 2019), adopted resolution A/73/L.82 entitled “The 2020 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. The Conference will be Co-hosted by Kenya and Portugal in Lisbon, from 2-6, June 2020.

Kenya to Begin its Term as a Member of ECOSOC in January 2019 to December 2021

Monday, 12 November 2018


New York, November 2018

Kenya will take up its position as a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from January 2019 until December 2021. Kenya was among the 18 countries that were elected to the Council in an election held on 13th June 2018 at the United Nations in New York and garnered 184 votes out of 189 voters. Other Africa countries elected to the council are; Angola, Egypt, Mali and Ethiopia.

The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission Adopts the Peacebuilding Gender Strategy under Kenya’s Chairmanship

Friday, 09 September 2016

The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission adopted, Wednesday, September 7th, 2016, a historic Gender Strategy on gender responsive peace building under the chairmanship of Ambassador Macharia Kamau. The Commission is the first inter-governmental body of the United Nations to adopt its own gender strategy.


Ambassador Macharia Kamau appointed Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate

Saturday, 28 May 2016

The United Nation’s Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon announced Friday May 20, 2016, the appointment of Amb. Macharia Kamau and Mrs. Mary Robinson as Special Envoys on El Niño and Climate.

The appointment comes at a time where several countries in Southern Africa, Horn of Africa, Central America and the Pacific are reeling from the devastating effects of El Nino. The Office of United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that 60 million people have been affected by the crisis.  

Kenya Takes the Lead in Advancing Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment at the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Monday, 14 March 2016

The 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14th -24th March 2016.  Kenya’s delegation to the Session is led by the Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender and includes representation from Parliament, Council of Governors, Independent Commissions and departments that are linked to the implementation of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment.

Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations has Been Elected to Chair the UN Peace Building Commission in 2016

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Amb. Macharia Kamau has been elected by the African Group to Chair the United Nations Peace Building Commission (PBC) during its 10th Session in 2016.