5th June 2020

On 17th June 2020, the UN Security Council elections for five non-permanent members are set to be held in New York. Kenya will be on the ballot for one of the five vacant slots reserved for non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. Kenya’s bid follows a resounding endorsement by the African Union in August 2019; a reaffirmation of the trust the Union has in Kenya’s leadership to pursue the continent’s interests in the Council.

Following its endorsement as African Union’s candidate, Kenya has run a campaign based on a “Ten Point Agenda”. The Agenda focuses on regional and global concerns that the country champions, namely: building bridges; peace keeping and support operations; regional peace and security; countering terrorism and prevention of extremism; women, peace and security; youth empowerment; humanitarian action; justice, human rights and democracy; environment and climate change; and, sustainable development goals.

Kenya Embassy, through its website, wishes to share a summary booklet and the CS statement on the oncoming UN Security Council elections as part of the campaign towards securing this seat for the country.

For more details, see the link below;

  1. Kenya Profile Summary Booklet for United Nations Security Council 2021-2022

  2. CS Statement: Kenya set to contribute its wealth of experience into the UN Security Council
  3. PS Statement: Kenya’s pivotal role in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and SGDs a boon to The United Nations Security Council