Monday, November 28

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged fellow world leaders to pursue climate change adaptation and mitigation measures that secure people’s livelihoods and expand economic opportunities.

The President said sustainable climate action is largely about people and their livelihoods adding that no one should be left behind in efforts to combat climate change.

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The President who spoke at the Climate Change Summit held on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly in New York said Kenya is fully committed to the fight against climate change.

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“Our commitment to tackling climate change is deep and arises out of the need to secure our future and that of our children, as we have been victims of droughts and declining rainfall, which have destroyed our lives and livelihoods and …

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Kenya has become Africa’s sole candidate to compete for the non-permanent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) seat in 2021-2022.

The East African economic hub defeated Djibouti with 37 votes to 13 at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Kenya has campaigned for the seat globally and in the initial vote on August 5, it defeated Djibouti with 33 votes. At the time there were 16 abstentions.

At the AU headquarters, envoys representing member states voted in a secret ballot giving Kenya the nod to contest at the UN polls next year in June.

In the first round, Kenya fell short of securing the endorsement since substantial decisions can only be made on a two-thirds majority rule. The rule is based on a total of 55 AU member states.

UNSC election in New York

The push for the UN seat started earnestly in 2018 with Kenya’s Foreign Affairs …