The European Union Delegation to Kenya has signed its 4.85 million EUR / 640 million KES contribution to the Kakuma Kalobeyei Challenge Fund (KKCF), which is managed by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. Among other outcomes, the KKCF aims to support the creation of at least 1,500 jobs and improve access to essential goods and services for 50,000 people by 2024.
I would like to congratulate Angola, the State of Palestine, Kazakhstan and Armenia for joining the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), since this panel was last convened, as well as Chad and Guinea for abolishing the death penalty in law.
The EU engages in peace mediation, as part of preventive diplomacy, as a key tool of conflict prevention and
resolution globally. Peace mediation covers a wide range of activities, including facilitation of community level
dialogues, supporting local cease fire negotiations and mediating between leaders of conflict parties. The overall objective is to prevent disputes from developing into violent conflict and to avoid further escalation of conflicts.