UN Kenya Solidarity Fund - Staff Representatives Appeal

06 Jul 2020

‘’As the world wrestles with the unprecedented implications of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, "we are facing a human crisis unlike any we have experienced" and our "social fabric and cohesion is under stress." UN Deputy-Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed

In the spirit of ONE UN and adopted by the UN Staff Associations’ leadership in Nairobi, we are appealing to the UNITED NATIONS Community to come together and light a candle in the lives of our colleagues and friends who are going through a tough period during this pandemic. These are colleagues who serve us in the cafeterias, facilitate our flight bookings, clean our offices and other form of assistance that guarantee comfort in our daily working environment.

We all have an opportunity to do something extraordinary. As we go through this pandemic, let us change the world. Let us create a world of love, a world of givers, where we are kind to each other. A world where class, race, sexual orientation, religion, what job or lack of it does not matter. A world where we don’t make a living by what we get, rather make life by what we give. Let love and kindness be our roadmap.

As Orison Swett Marden once said “We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.” We are calling upon each one of us to contribute the much that we can and think of it not as a duty but a privilege. Let us develop the attitude of giving and make a deliberate choice to share happiness amongst this group of people who form part of the larger UN community.

We live in a complex world. The United Nations cannot succeed alone. Partnership must continue to be at the heart of our strategy. We should have the humility to acknowledge the essential role of other actors, while maintaining full awareness of our unique convening power.” António Guterres, UN Secretary General


Contributions can be sent via Mpesa;

Paybill Number: 522522

Account: 1273603648


or  to;

Kenya Commercial Bank

Account Name: UN Kenya Solidarity Fund

Account Number: 1273603648 Currency (Kes)

Branch: UN Gigiri Square Branch  


……from the comfort of your new working environment. Thank you for your unwavering support in this very critical time.


Best Regards,


Martin Njuhigu,

President, UN Nairobi Staff Union


Robinson Malala

President, UNSOS-M National Staff Union


Anthony Ndinguri

FICSA Africa Regional Representative & ICAO staff representative


Jayne Kariuki

Chairperson, Unicef Staff Association, Kenya


Wanja Lisa Munaita

Secretary, UNHCR Staff Association, Nairobi


John Gathuya

Chairperson, Joint Staff Association (JSA)

Posted on: 06 Jul 2020