At the outset, I welcome you all to the Mission’s website and thank you for your interest in our services and in what we do.
The Mission is accredited at bilateral level to Austria, Hungary and Slovakia. At multilateral level, it handles matters emanating from the UN agencies and the International Organizations based in Vienna namely,
- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
- United Nations Office At Vienna (UNOV)
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
- United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
- Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
- United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
- Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL)
- United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
- OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)
- Organization for International Economic Relations (OiER)
Kenya’s Foreign Policy is anchored on five interlinked pillars of diplomacy. These include the peace, economic, environment, diaspora and cultural pillars. The foreign policy objectives include protecting Kenya’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, advancing the economic prosperity of Kenya and her people, projecting Kenya’s image and prestige, promoting international cooperation and multilateralism, promoting and protecting the interests of Kenyans abroad and enhancing partnership with the Kenyan and African diaspora and their descendants.
In order to attain these strategic foreign policy objectives, the Mission recognizes the importance of a website as an integral part of its computer based information system. The website, therefore, aims to enhance communication with all stakeholders and to provide services in a more efficient and effective manner. A site that is relevant and useful to all stakeholders and one that satisfies their needs and more so, one that enables the Mission to achieve its ultimate strategic objective of articulating Kenya’s Foreign Policy and thus safeguarding national interests is essential.
The Mission’s website serves as a reference point and gateway to Kenya through its related links and also as a tool for the promotion, projection and protection of Kenya’s national interests at the United Nations and International Organisations based in Vienna and in the Mission’s countries of accreditation. It aims to provide greater access to services online, to Kenya citizens and those of other countries. It also aims to enhance interface between these stakeholders and the Mission.
Finally, let me say that we value your views as a user or visitor to the site. So please tell us know what you think of it.
Michael A.O. Oyugi