His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta

Statement Summary

UHURU KENYATTA, President of Kenya, said the resilience of humanity, the use of multilateral mechanisms and the defeat of colonialism have allowed for progress since the creation of the United Nations.  He said COVID‑19 exposed the vulnerabilities of the United Nations and international community as a whole, adding that international mechanisms must be employed to build a better world.  He called for financial mechanisms to be implemented to help countries recover from COVID‑19‑related setbacks.  The United Nations continues to stand for the most vulnerable peoples while upholding peace and security.  He said modern challenges are unimaginable to the founders of the United Nations.  As a result, Member States must ensure the United Nations becomes a more representative organization truly aligned with the spirit of leaving no one behind.