Kenyan diplomat Macharia Kamau named special UN envoy on El Niño and climate

Ambassador Macharia Kamau addresses a press conference in New York on August 2, 2015. PHOTO | MARK GARTE | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • The Kenyan diplomat is widely respected in international circles as an articulate advocate for his country and for the UN system.
  • Ambassador Kamau cited his work in formulating the new set of development goals as having heightened his “global profile.”
  • He said he intends to use that prominence to “highlight challenges and responses to climate change and El Niño.”



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