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The SDGS At Half-Time: Director-General UNON, Zainab Hawa Bangura's Message

The SDGS At Half-Time : Director-General UNON , Zainab Hawa Bangura's Message

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About UNON

The United Nations Office at Nairobi, the UN headquarters in Africa, was established by the General Assembly in 1996. The office is headed by a Director-General, at the Under-Secretary-General level, serves as the representative office of the Secretary-General in Nairobi and performs representation and liaison functions with permanent missions, the host-country and other Governments, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi, as well as other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya.

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UNON facilitates cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations; manages and implements the programmes of administration, conference services and public information and provides security and safety services for United Nations staff and facilities in the United Nations Office at Nairobi.

UNON, established in 1996, provides a wide range of administrative and support services to UNEP, UN-Habitat, and the Resident Coordination System, including location-dependent services to various UN agencies, funds and programs operating in or from Kenya.