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President Ruto outlines Africa’s agenda

President Ruto outlines Africa’s agenda

In order to change the UN Security Council from an elite club of five permanent members to a more representative global council that works for the interests of the entire globe, Africa is demanding two permanent seats on the organization.

In his speech to the third Pan-African Parliamentarians Summit on Climate Policy and Justice in Midrand, Johannesburg, President William Ruto, the chair of the Committee of African Heads of State and Governments on Climate Change (CAHOSCC), emphasized Africa’s strong position, noting that despite the UN’s importance as a forum for conducting international affairs in diplomacy, peace, security, and trade, among other areas, Africa still finds itself at a disadvantage due to the UN.

The President, also disclosed that African leaders have decided to evaluate the partnership summits by outside parties, in order to provide an effective framework for African Union partnerships.

This is done in order to engage in meaningful discussions with international partners.

“We will no longer accept an invitation from more than 50 Heads of State, and Government to a summit where they are given less than two minutes to speak, paraded for a photo opportunity, and then returned empty-handed.”

President Ruto outlines Africa’s agenda

The time has come, according to Ruto, for Africa to be brave, powerful, and determined enough to address its problems with more cohesion and dedication.

“It is time to expand the Pan-African dream of our forefathers into a brave new world to leave a better, more secure, and prosperous Africa to the people of Africa and our future generations that plays its role and contributes fully to global affairs.”

In response to the discussion surrounding climate change, the Head of State stated that an opportunistic emphasis on climate action is the single most crucial priority commitment that will lead the continent to lasting security, sustainable stability, and shared prosperity. “Our continent’s abundant natural resources, enormous supply of untapped green renewable energy, and young demographic profile are precisely the fundamental components needed to mitigate and then reverse climate change while igniting a new green industrial revolution,” says the report.


Ruto outlines Africa’s agenda


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