The UN Security Council[ Photo:cfr.org]
President Uhuru Kenyatta is currently set to tour the US and also chair a United Nations Security Council high-level open debate on diversity, state building and peace.
The President arrived in New York on Sunday for a two-day working visit.
The President is also set to hold bilateral talks with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guteress.
He will also witness the signing of a trade agreement between Kenya’s private sector and a consortium of American companies.
According to Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Martin Kimani, Kenya’s agenda at the UN Security Council is to offer ideas and solutions to global peace and security.
Having assumed her position as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council on 1st of January this year for a two-year period, Kenya currently holds the monthly rotational presidency of the Council for October 2021.
The business agreement seeks to enhance collaboration between Kenyan companies, especially the small and medium enterprises (SME’s) with their American counterparts in a deliberate Government effort to create more jobs and employment opportunities for Kenya’s youth.
“The Security Council is a body that has the mandate to solve major challenges, but for many reasons has been unable to do so. We have ideas on how to do that, we have experience in building peace in our region and we bring those ideas and perspectives to the Council.”
“Kenya is suggesting new innovations on how to approach particular conflict situations,” Amb Kimani said, adding that the country is encouraging the UN Security Council to work closely with Africa.
Alongside his engagement at the UNSC, the Head of State is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with the 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.
“Kenya has been very specific on the steps it expects the United Nations to take particularly in regard to the Covid-19 pandemic vaccination, peace and security and how the world should get to COP26 in a month’s time. How the world responds to climate change is key to Kenya’s future prosperity,” Amb Kimani said.