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Ex-Head of Mission at the UN Martin Kimani Lands New Plum job in US

Ex-Head of Mission at the UN Martin Kimani Lands New Plum job in US
Ex-Head of Mission at the UN Martin Kimani Lands New Plum job in US

Martin Kimani, immediate former Permanent Representative and Head of Kenya’s Mission to the United Nations, has landed a new plum job in the US.

Kimani has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Center on International Cooperation (CIC), effective June 3, 2024.

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CIC, a nonprofit research centre within Arts and Science at NYU, is a prominent advocate for international cooperation to prevent crises and promote peace, justice, and inclusion and a leading global think tank on multilateralism.

According to the nonprofit research centre, Kimani’s experience in various high-profile roles makes him stand out as the right candidate to take up the role.

“Martin Kimani brings many years of experience in international diplomacy, crisis prevention, and the links between peace, justice, equality, and inclusion at the highest level. His ability to build bridges and identify strategic opportunities to strengthen multilateral action will be a great benefit to CIC, the United Nations, and the International Financial Institutions in the current period of high geopolitical tension,” Sarah Cliffe, outgoing Executive Director of CIC stated.

Kimani accepted the role indicating that he was ready to deliver real-world impact.

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“I’m deeply honoured to join CIC and its brilliant staff to build ambitious partnerships that deliver real-world impact. I’m especially excited by New York University’s world-class researchers. Sarah Cliffe has been an inspirational leader and I look forward to building on her legacy,” he stated in his acceptance note.

Kimani stepped down from his role after President William Ruto nominated former Turkana County Assembly Speaker Erastus Lokaale to serve as Head of Kenya’s Mission to the United Nations.

He was the Permanent Representative and Head of Kenya’s Mission to the United Nations from December 2020. In this role, he represented Kenya in the Security Council, serving as its President in October 2021, and chaired the Executive Board of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), and UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

At various UN events, Kimani went viral voicing Kenya’s position on various global issues attracting global attention.

Before becoming Kenya’s Head of Mission, Kimani served Kenya as Special Envoy for Countering Violent Extremism as the Director of the National Counter Terrorism Centre.

By Jerry Njomo

Source-https://www.nairobileo.co.ke/

 

Ex-Head of Mission at the UN Martin Kimani Lands New Plum job in US

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