Susie Kitchens presents her credentials to UN Director General in Nairobi

Susie Kitchens UN Permanent Representative
Susie Kitchens presents her credentials to Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi, Sahle-Work Zewde. Photo: Twitter/unicnairobi

On Thursday, the UK Deputy High Commissioner to Kenya and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Susie Kitchens, presented her credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi, Sahle-Work Zewde.

Susie Kitchens UN Permanent Representative
Susie Kitchens presents her credentials at the UN in Kenya. Photo: Twitter/unicnairobi

The pair also had “productive discussions” on the upcoming UN environment assembly and UN reform.

Tweeting after the meeting, Ms Kitchens said “Big plans coming from the UN Director-General, great to be part of it.”

She also revealed that the British are the second biggest nationality group working at the United Nations in Kenya.

Susie Kitchens UN Permanent Representative
Susie Kitchens in discussion with Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi, Sahle-Work Zewde. Photo: Twitter/unicnairobi

Presentation of Credentials

The Protocol and Liaison Service coordinates and facilitates the ceremony involving the Presentation of Credentials of new Permanent Representatives and the Letter of Appointments of Permanent Observers to the Secretary-General. The credentials process takes place when a new Permanent Representative is appointed to the United Nations by their government. The Permanent Mission, at its earliest opportunity, must submit the details of the Permanent Representative’s arrival date, means of transport and port of entry into the United States to the U.S. Mission. This is required for the obtainment of necessary customs and immigration clearances. At his/her earliest opportunity, the new Permanent Representative should submit their curriculum vitae and a copy of their letter of credentials to the Chief of Protocol.

The curriculum vitae and letter of credentials will be delivered to the Permanent Representative’s assigned Protocol Officer for review in order to ensure that they correspond to the accepted standard. The letter of credentials should indicate that he/she is the country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and all subsidiary organs of the UN.

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