Uhuru meets with UN Deputy SG Amina J Mohammed

The two leaders discussed Covid-19 response and preparations for the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference

In Summary

•The President and the visiting diplomat discussed several matters of common interest to Kenya and the UN among them regional peace and security.

•The UN Deputy Secretary-General was accompanied by the Director General of the UN Office in Nairobi Zainab Hawa and UN Resident Coordinator for Kenya Stephen Jackson at the meeting.

President Uhuru Kenyatta held talks with the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations AminaJMohammed at State House, Nairobi.
President Uhuru Kenyatta held talks with the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations AminaJMohammed at State House, Nairobi.
Image: PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday met with United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed at Statehouse, Nairobi.

The President and the visiting diplomat discussed several matters of common interest to Kenya and the UN among them regional peace and security.

The two leaders also discussed , Covid-19 response and preparations for the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Scotland.

The UN Deputy Secretary-General was accompanied by the Director General of the UN Office in Nairobi Zainab Hawa and UN Resident Coordinator for Kenya Stephen Jackson at the meeting.

President Uhuru Kenyatta held talks with the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina JMohammed at State House, Nairobi.
President Uhuru Kenyatta held talks with the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina JMohammed at State House, Nairobi.
Image: PSCU

Also in attendance was Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua and Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo.

Kenya is at the forefront in addressing climate change in Africa.

The bid to integrate climate change in the school curriculum at all levels has gained momentum, with the Senate becoming the latest lot to add to the push.

The push comes three years since the commonwealth countries ratified the introduction of climate change in their curriculum to educate ‘present and future generations’ on climate change.

The declaration was made during the 20th commonwealth conference of Education Ministers in Nadi, Fiji in 2018.

In February 2020, Environment PS Chris Kiptoo said it will introduce the topic to the educate learners on impacts of climate change.

“Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. The economic cost of floods and droughts is estimates to create a long-term liability equivalent to three per cent of the GDP each year,” the PS had said.