PPDC at Annual Meeting:
United Nations & Kenya
Despite its flaws, the U.N. remains the only place where all countries of the world can come together to seek solutions to shared global problems.
As a world leader, the U.S. has a responsibility to engage more fully with and support the U.N. and other international organizations dedicated to promoting peace and security.
U.N. peace operations cost much less than other forms of international intervention and their costs are shared more equitably among U.N. Member States.
Peace Keeping Missions
United Nations Peacekeeping helps countries torn by conflict create the conditions for lasting peace. They are comprised of civilian, police and military personnel.
In addition to maintaining peace and security, peacekeepers are for example increasingly involved with assisting in political processes, reforming judicial systems, as well as supporting the return of internally displaced persons and refugees.
Kenya: A Case for Peaceful Prevention
What Can the U.S. Do?
Coordinate with the international community, as well as establish a coherent U.S. strategy for preventing potential violent conflict in Kenya.
Support local efforts:
Increase funding to build peace and prevent violence, support grassroots peacebuilding, civic education, and elections monitoring efforts in Kenya.
What Can You Do?
Raise awareness among legislators and political officials of the need to help prevent deadly conflict in Kenya.
Advocate for foreign policy that is conductive to and supportive of a peaceful election.
Stay updated on efforts to prevent deadly conflict in Kenya as the national election approaches.
Sign up for FCNL updates on Kenya peacebuilding and request a copy of our new Kenya policy brief.
Support those who are building peace in Kenyan communities.
Learn more about the Kenyan Friends who are leading efforts to prevent a return to violence.