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Statement delivered by Walid Badawi on International Day of Peace Commemoration

Our common enemy today is a tireless virus that continues to threaten our health, our security and our very way of life. This is the enemy we must jointly fight and defeat by effectively implementing…  


Statement by Walid Badawi at Council of Governors High-Level Conference on COVID-19

In Kenya, working within the wider UN family, under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP is accompanying the Government and the people of Kenya in efforts towards eradicating poverty,…  


Remarks by Walid Badawi at Embassy of Sweden to launch new UNDP peacebuilding project

Today, we are gathered here to sign the financing agreement that will enable the Government of Sweden, through Sida, to contribute 45 million Swedish Krona (close to USD$5million) to the…  


Statement by Walid Badawi at the launch of Elgeyo Marakwet County Sustainable Forest Management Policy

UNDP supports countries in REDD+ readiness to develop national REDD+ strategies and investment plans; which provide the overall vision, policies, measures and actions to address deforestation and…  


Remarks by Walid Badawi, UNDP Res. Rep. at the handover of PPEs to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission

In line with the commitments enshrined in the UN Charter, which reaffirm our obligation to aspire towards the promotion of fundamental human rights, human digity and equal rights of men and women,…  


Statement by Walid Badawi, UNDP Res. Rep. during deployment of UNV health personnel

My word to you (volunteers) is that you are being given an opportunity to participate in furthering the work of the UN in your own country – your mission is special as it will greatly contribute to…  


Statement by Walid Badawi at handover of equipment to bolster COVID-19 response

With the current situation where at least 13 counties have reported COVID-19 cases, it is important that the management of waste, especially medical waste is done in a manner that reduces exposure of…  


Speech by Walid Badawi, UNDP Resident Representative in Kenya, at the first 2020 Voluntary National Review workshop

The Voluntary National Review is a process whose success is built on many factors, most importantly, the diversity of stakeholders involved, and the quality of data used. The presence of all of you…  


Statement by Mr. Walid Badawi, UNDP Resident Representative in Kenya, at the launch of the Global Human Development Report 2019

The theme of this year’s Human Development Report that we are launching today is a pertinent one. It sets out that despite unprecedented progress against poverty, hunger and disease, systemic…  


Statement by Mr. Walid Badawi, delivered at Ministry of Foreign Affairs consultative session on re-engineering of the Foreign Service Academy (FSA)

The successful leadership of Africa in these landmark events are a reminder of what African countries have to offer in international affairs for the benefit of their citizens and the world at large.  

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