Event

UN Leadership on Leaving No One Behind: Perspectives from Kenya

Taking Kenya as an example, this webinar explored what ‘Leaving No One Behind’ demands of UN leadership and how UN Country Teams collaborate internally and externally to meet those demands.

Event details

Date:17 December 2020
Time:09:00–11.00 CET
Venue:Zoom webinar

In 2015, UN Member States adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which comprise an ambitious, integrated and universal global agenda with the aim of ‘leaving no one behind’. To meet this objective, UN leaders must support host countries in identifying the furthest behind and ensuring that their needs are prioritised in national development strategies.

This requires the integration of UN competencies, resources and tools and regular dialogue between UN Country Teams, government and civil society. When effective, this cooperation promotes investments that transform systems of inequality, reduce poverty, and promote the inclusion of those most vulnerable.

Taking Kenya as an example, this webinar explored what the ‘leaving no one behind’ principle demands of UN in-country leadership and how UN Country Teams collaborate internally and externally to meet those demands.

What unique challenges does Kenya face and what is the role of the UN in addressing them? How do different UN agencies and programmes contribute to put the furthest behind first, leveraging their comparative advantages while delivering as one?

 

Speakers


Mukhtar Ogle,
Special Adviser to the President of Kenya

Siddharth Chatterjee,
UN Resident Coordinator

Walid Badawi,
UNDP Representative

Medhin Tsehaiu,
Country Director, UN AIDS

Fathiaa Abdalla,
UNHCR Representative in Kenya

Asha Mohammed,
Secretary General, Kenya Red Cross

Seminar series


UN Talks

The seminar is part of the #UNTalks series, jointly organised by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and UNDP Sweden, which aims to contribute to critical reflection on and deeper understanding of the role and work of the United Nations.

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