General Assembly opens 72nd session with focus on the world’s people

The United Nations General Assembly opened its 72nd session on 12 September 2017, with an emphasis on striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet. ... Read more

Press release: Humanitarian Partners Appeal for $106 Million to Respond to the Deteriorating Drought Situation in Kenya

Humanitarian partners in Kenya today (07 September 2017) appealed for US$106 million to scale-up their response to the most urgent and lifesaving needs resulting from the egregious effects of the drought in northern Kenya.... Read more

Calls for zero targeting of civilians in conflict situations characterize World Humanitarian Day commemorations in Nairobi

Every year, thousands of aid workers, children, civilians and journalists fall victim to violence perpetrated in conflict situations. This year’s World Humanitarian Day commemorations in Nairobi to campaign against this, involved joint leadership by UNIC Nairobi and UNOCHA. Considering that in Ea... Read more

Statement of the UN Secretary-General on the presidential election in Kenya

The Secretary-General congratulates the people of Kenya for their peaceful participation in the presidential elections. The Secretary-General takes note of the results of the presidential election in Kenya, and of the announcement by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of His ... Read more

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the eve of the 8 August 2017 general elections in Kenya

The Secretary-General has been closely following developments pertaining to the electoral process in Kenya, and he has remained in regular contact with the relevant political leaders and other key stakeholders. ... Read more

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