• Saturday, 22 June 2024
Nairobi To Host United Nations Office for Project Services

Nairobi To Host United Nations Office for Project Services

A new UN organization will be based in Kenya.

 

Following a trip to the area by UN Under-Secretary-General and new UNOPS Executive Director Jorge Moreira da Silva and UNOPS Acting Regional Director for Africa Dalila Goncalves, the UN made the announcement on Wednesday.

Currently, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, Sudan, and Tunisia serve as country offices for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Africa Regional Office, which is headquartered in Denmark.

 

Speaking during his first trip to Africa in his new position, da Silva claimed that the relocation to Nairobi will improve the World Bank's capacity to assist its African partners.

"We must use our resources to support the people of Africa in their efforts to build a brighter future, against a backdrop of tremendous global challenges," added da Silva.

This shift will increase our ability to help our African partners so that we can guarantee that our activities effectively reduce inequality, promote sustainability, and aid African nations in their attempts to adapt to and mitigate climate change.

She continued by saying that the change would increase their flexibility in responding to demands for development, humanitarian aid, and peace and security across the continent.

 

We are eager to assist our partners in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the African region from our new base in Nairobi.

The statement is made in advance of the UN Secretary-Thursday General's visit to Kenya.

President William Ruto will host UN chief António Guterres, who is expected to speak about a variety of topics, including the ongoing conflict in Sudan that has claimed more than 200 lives.

Kenya is prepared to host a meeting between the warring parties in Sudan, according to prior comments from President Ruto.

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