Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau was on Thursday named on a key advisory team for the UN Peace Building Fund.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres named the team known as the Advisory Group, which often supervises programmes for funded projects in countries recovering from conflict or on the brink of conflict.
It is composed of ten officials from across the world, most of who have served as diplomats within the UN system or in various international organisations.
The UN Chief said he was naming a new team to continue focusing on conflict prevention even as the world recovers from Covid-19 pandemic.
“Conflict and political turbulence around the globe illustrate that peacebuilding cannot be put on hold while the world grapples with the pandemic,” Guterres said in a statement on Thursday.
“Violent conflicts are on the rise, fragilities are growing due to the ongoing health and financial effects of Covid-19, and other risks, including a global food security crisis, have expanded.”