Kenya set to participate in the 75th session of UNGA virtually

first_imgThe 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will commence on 15th September 2020 with most sessions set to be held virtually for the first time.In a statement, the United Nations General Assembly states, “The conduct and format of the 75th Session of UNGA particularly the High-Level segments will be unique and unprecedented. For the first time in the 75-year history of UNGA most of the sessions will be held virtually as the UN takes precautionary measures aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19 disease. The High-Level meetings have been scheduled as follows.”The High Level General Debate will start on Tuesday, 22 September 2020, while  the High-Level meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations under the theme ‘The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism’  will take place on 21 st September 2020.Also Read  Let’s work together for the unity and progress of our country, Uhuru The rest of the schedule for United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is highlighted as follows;Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 22-29 September 2020; General Debate of the UNGA75 Session: Heads of State and Government are expected to deliver voluntary 15minutes pre-recorded statement that will be webcast from the General Assembly in New York. The General Debate will focus on multilateral actions in the context of COVID-19 within the context of the theme of the 75th Session of UNGA.30 September 2020; Biodiversity Summit. The summit, at the level of Heads of State and Government will highlight the need for urgent action at the highest levels in support of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework under the theme: “Urgent action on biodiversity for sustainable development.Other High-Level events are the 25th Anniversary of the 4TH World Conference on Women (1st October, 2002) and meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (2nd October, 2020). There will also be other side events that will take place virtually this including the SDG Segment and the UN 75th Youth Plenary.Also Read  Teachers to report back to school on MondayKenya will be physically represented in the General Assembly by the Mission in New York, but in keeping with its tradition, “Kenya will actively participate in the 75th Session of UNGA. His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to deliver Kenya’s statement during the General Debate, as well as at other high-level events.”Also Read  Uhuru calls for rebuilding of the UN to better address emerging challengesThe Ministry further pointed out that, “The theme of this year’s UNGA resonates with Kenya’s multilateralism record. It also further recognizes that the Corona virus pandemic has exposed global vulnerability and that multilateralism is the most viable response vehicle. Other issues that Kenya will speak to during the 75th UNGA session are: peace and security; climate change; women and youth empowerment; debt burden for developing and less developed countries; and sustainable development among other issues.”last_img

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