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NEW YORK, United StatesUNFPA’s ninth Kenya Country Programme 2018-2023 has received approval from the Executive Board, following a compelling statement outlining the Fund’s key achievements in the country to date.

Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, described UNFPA’s notable achievements in Kenya, while highlighting the strategy and planned results of the ninth country programme. A video was displayed featuring the Fund’s impact and features of the ninth country programme in achieving Kenya’s transformative results for women and girls, and adolescents and youth.


Dr. Josephine Kibaru-Mbae, the Director General of Kenya’s National Council for Population and Development, gave a compelling presentation of support. She noted that the government and other partners recognized UNFPA’s contribution to the Kenya success story in enhancing reproductive rights for all.


Dr. Kibaru praised the ninth Country Programme and said it responded to the national priorities, as articulated in the third Medium-Term Plan 2018-2022, of Kenya’s long-term development blueprint, Vision 2030, while contributing to and aligning with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework, 2018-2022.

The ninth country programme is aligned with the UNFPA Strategic Plan 2018-2021, and is grounded in the principles of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). It aims to contribute to the achievement of the Global Goals of the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union agenda 2063. UNFPA’s high-level commitment is to accelerate its contribution to ending 12,690 preventable maternal deaths in Kenya by 2022, said Dr. Ademola Olajide, UNFPA Representative for Kenya.