Inside Ruto's Fully Booked Diary at UN Headquarters in New York

  • resident William Ruto, First Lady Rachel Ruto, President Samia Suluhu and other African leaders aboard a bus heading to Buckingham Palace to attend state reception in honor of Queen Elizabeth I
    President William Ruto is presented with flowers after arriving in London to attend the fu neral service of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, September 18, 2022.
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  • Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign affairs has released a diary of President William Ruto’s meetings at the United Nations(UN) Headquarter in New York, USA.

    Ruto is leading Kenya’s delegation to the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). UNGA is UN's main policy-making organ which comprises all member states. 

    “Participation at the highest level in the UNGA is particularly important for Kenya as the country seeks to complete the second year of its non-permanent membership to the United Nations Security council,” the statement read in part

    The president is scheduled to address the United Nations and hold bilateral talks with several heads of state and government.

    President William Ruto, First Lady Rachel Ruto, President Samia Suluhu and other African leaders aboard a bus heading to Buckingham Palace to attend state reception in honor of Queen Elizabeth II
    President William Ruto in the UK to attend the funeral of of Queen Elizabeth II on September 18, 2022.
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    At the United Nations Headquarters, Kenya will seek to promote its foreign policy at the multilateral system including enhancing participation in the quest for realisation of Sustainable Development Goals and global leadership in emerging issues including climate change. 

    The 77th UNGA meeting coincides with the worst drought in the Horn of Africa with many countries in the region including Kenya experiencing unprecedented effects in the last forty years.

    Further, the President will also use the event to lead Kenya's quest to harness relations with the United States on matters trade, insecurity and regional policies. 

    To wrap up his second first foreign tour as Kenya's head of state, the president will attend a working session with senior American businesses where he will advocated increased trade and investment between the two countries.

    Ruto will also seize opportunity to engage other select World leaders on priority areas of bilateral relations.

    Prior to his address at the United Nations Assembly, the former deputy president will chair a meeting of African leaders on SDGs and global leadership in emerging issues including climate change.

    African heads of states will also listen to his keynote speech at the African Heads of States on the climate crisis (CAIDSCC)

    The busy schedule follows his London tour where he graced the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, September 19. 

    United Nations Tower in New York City
    United Nations Tower in New York City.
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