Here in Kenya and around the world, 2015 was a significant year for development and the promotion of gender equality. This was the year when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is an ambitious agenda centred on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and focused on providing a global action plan to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. Gender equality and the empowerment of women is integrated into all 17 SDGs, which are interrelated and interdependent.
The objective of the “One UN” is to improve the impact, coherence, efficiency, effectiveness and positioning of the UN system in Kenya to enable it better assist the country to meet the MDGs and Vision 2030. This will be achieved through One Programme, One Budgetary Framework, One Office, One Leader and Communicating as One.