KENYA’S POSITION ON THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL REFORMS

  1. Kenya is a member of the African Union Committee of Ten (C-10) on United Nations Security Council Reforms and firmly supports the African Common Position referred to as Ezulwini Consensus:
    2. Africa Common Position
  • Africa seeks comprehensive reform of the UN Security Council in order to reaffirm its role as the central body for the governance of international peace and security.
  • Africa, as many other Groups and States, would like the UN Security Council, to be more representative of the current UN membership, accountable, transparent, more effective, equitable and inclusive.
  • Africa seeks the expansion of both the Permanent and Non-Permanent membership of the UN Security Council.
  • Africa is the only region that is not represented in the Council in the permanent category
  • Ezulwini Consensus seeks two Permanent seats with veto power and five Non-Permanent seats for Africa. This position was reaffirmed by the Sirte Declaration of July 2005.
  1. The Committee of Ten on UN Security Council reforms continues to meet regularly and brief the Heads of State and Government of Africa.
  1. Africa continues to engage actively with all Groups and States in order to achieve the desired comprehensive reforms for an effective UN multilateral system and through the formal UN Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN).
  2.  The Committee of Ten remains seized of its mandate until Africa achieves its objectives on the reform of the United Nations Security Council.
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
NAIROBI
AUGUST 31, 2016