- Policy & History
- United States Mission to the United Nations – Nairobi
The United States Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON), UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) works with the staff of these organizations and with the representatives of other member states to cooperatively advance the U.S. objectives of protecting the environment and finding solutions to the phenomenon of rapid urbanization, while reducing poverty and promoting economic growth.
The Mission carries out this work through participation in the meetings of the Member States of UNEP and HABITAT, through informal consultations, and by serving as a link between these Nairobi-based UN programs and the various parts of the U.S. Government that engage with them. In addition, the Mission also contributes to the U.S. Government’s efforts to support UN reform and improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the UN through these programs.