- Serving on the UNSC offers a unique opportunity to shape the definition and solution to global peace and security challenges.
- We seek to achieve peace and security for all through the cultivation of a climate of trust, transparency and synergy of all actors.
Tonight, I will lead the Kenyan delegation in the official launch of our global campaign for a United Nations Security Council non-permanent seat in 2021-2022.
We come to New York with Africa, after an endorsement with more than two-thirds of the vote on August 21, and for this we are deeply grateful for the confidence bestowed upon us.
With slightly more than six months before the vote next June at the UN headquarters, our eyes are now focused on executing a well-coordinated campaign strategy.
Serving on the UNSC offers a unique opportunity to shape the definition and solution to global peace and security challenges.
This is particularly critical as Africa seeks to pursue an ambitious all-encompassing Vision 2063 that aspires to have a continent that is peaceful, integrated and prosperous.
We seek to contribute to global peace and security as the aspirations of Africa will be realised within a global context. Our ultimate goal is conducive conditions for sustainable development. Reflecting this vision and desire, our campaign is themed “Peace and Security for Sustainable Development”, or “Building Peace”.
We seek to achieve peace and security for all through the cultivation of a climate of trust, transparency and synergy of all actors; promoting the respect for international rules and norms; ensuring sensitivity to member state’s interests; advancing peaceful resolution of conflicts; and delivering increased cooperation in global peace and security efforts.
Consequently, we have evolved a 10-Point agenda that seeks to build bridges; enhance regional peace and security; contribute to effective peace support operations; address the complex challenge of terrorism and extremism; promote human rights and good governance; and promote the role of women in peace and security.
We also seek to contribute to humanitarian action and protect vulnerable populations; promote sustainable development; enhance positive climate action to rebalance the ecosystems and reduce vulnerability; and promote the role of the youth in sustainable security.