• Ruto pointed out that the accomplishment of pending actions by the member states is essential for the implementation of climatic frameworks.
• He further said the country has donated more land for the UN offices in Nairobi to facilitate the upgrading of its complex.
President William Ruto has said Kenya is committed to working towards bringing to an end plastic pollution.
Ruto said the country will work with other nations to achieve the goal.
"Kenya is committed to working with other nations to pursue legally binding instruments aimed at bringing an end to plastic pollution," he said.
Ruto spoke on Wednesday during his inaugural speech at the UN General Assembly held in New York, US.
"As the host nation to UNEP and the UN-Habitat, Kenya affirms that these critical UN agencies have an indispensable role in the promotion of environmental sustainability globally as well as developing socially and environmentally sound and sustainable cities," he added.
The President urged all UN member states to deliver the commitments they made towards climate change financing before the COP 27 conference in November.
The conference will be held from November 6 to 18 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Ruto pointed out that the accomplishment of pending actions by the member states is essential for the implementation of climatic frameworks.
At the same time, he said Kenya has, over the past decade, sustained its pursuit of socio-economic transformation.
He pointed out that the country has been guided by the blueprints of vision 2030, the AU agenda of 2063 and the SDGs.
He said through this, Kenya will be able to provide a safe, clean and secure living environment for her citizens, by 2030.
Ruto further said the country has donated more land for the UN offices in Nairobi to facilitate the upgrading of its complex.
"In keeping with its strong commitment to multilateral institutions, Kenya has made available more land for the United Nations Office in Nairobi to facilitate the upgrading of its complex," he said.
"I take this opportunity to call on member states to compliment this contribution through enhanced financing to adequately modernise the UNON facilities in Nairobi."