United Nations Office at Nairobi

Flags of member states at the United Nations, Nairobi
The zero-energy UN-Habitat and UNEP office building

One of four major United Nations office sites where numerous different UN agencies have a joint presence.

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Nairobi

Capital and largest city of Kenya.

Capital and largest city of Kenya.

Nairobi County (red) in surrounding Nairobi Metro (green)
Nairobi in 1899
Entrance to Nairobi railway station in 1899
Nairobi in 1973
Nairobi showing Fedha Towers, ICEA Building, the Nairobi Safari Club and Anniversary Towers
Woodvale Grove, Westlands
Satellite view of Nairobi
River Athi on the eastern side of Nairobi
Rain clouds over estates (Dec. 2019).
Nairobi southern suburbs in 2003
Kibera slums being upgraded to New Apartment by the Kenyan Ministry of housing and United Nations Habitat
Central Park
Kenyatta Avenue with Uhuru Park between Upper Hill and the Nairobi CBD
Co-operative Bank of Kenya headquarters
Kenyatta International Convention Centre with Times Tower in the background
Nairobi is a major financial capital of Africa, and one of the most modern cities in Africa.
I&M Bank headquarters in Nairobi
Prism Tower in Upper Hill
A view of Nairobi from the Kenyatta International Conference Centre
A giraffe at Nairobi National Park, with Nairobi's skyline in background
Nairobi Cinema
Nyayo National Stadium
Basilica of the Holy Family in Nairobi
University of Nairobi
Umma University
Syokimau Railway Station
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
A matatu
Public transport in Nairobi
Nairobi Terminus
Museum hill interchange, where Uhuru highway links to forest road which is an extension of the Thika superhighway. Nairobi's tall skyscrapers can be seen on the background.
The A104 heading to Nairobi CBD
Eastern Bypass, Nairobi
Nairobi metro map
Nairobi County (red)
Kajiado County (green)
Machakos County (yellow)
Kiambu County (purple)
View of Kibera,
Military helicopter over Westgate Shopping Mall
Nation Centre, headquarters of the Nation Media Group
Jomo Kenyatta statue
Nairobi at sunrise
KICC Auditorium
State House
Nairobi City Hall
Entrance to Parliament
University of Nairobi
Nairobi at sunset
NSSF Building
Anniversary Towers
Times Tower
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Nairobi is home of the Kenyan Parliament Buildings and hosts thousands of Kenyan businesses and over 100 major international companies and organizations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON).

United Nations Human Settlements Programme

United Nations programme for human settlements and sustainable urban development.

United Nations programme for human settlements and sustainable urban development.

UN-Habitat headquarters at the United Nations Office at Nairobi
UN-Habitat office in Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Barcelona)

UN-Habitat maintains its headquarters at the United Nations Office at Nairobi, Kenya.

Karura Forest

Karura Forest

Urban forest in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.

Urban forest in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.

Karura Forest
Karura Forest
Karura Forest, Waterfall. The water is orange during the rainy season
Karura Forest
Amani Garden, Karura Forest, in memory of the victims at Westgate Shopping Centre 21 September 2013
Karura Forest
Karura Forest
Karura Forest

The United Nations Office at Nairobi and UNEP headquarters are located adjacent to the forest.

Maimunah Mohd Sharif

Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

Maimunah Sharif as the Mayor of City Council of Penang Island, Malaysia
Maimunah Sharif with the UN Secretary-General at the United Nations Office at Nairobi in July 2019

From January 2019 to January 2020 she also concurrently served as the Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON).

United Nations

Intergovernmental organization whose purpose is to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.

Intergovernmental organization whose purpose is to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.

Members of the United Nations
1943 sketch by Franklin Roosevelt of the UN original three branches: The Four Policemen, an executive branch, and an international assembly of forty UN member states
The UN in 1945: founding members in light blue, protectorates and territories of the founding members in dark blue
Dag Hammarskjöld was a particularly active secretary-general from 1953 until his death in 1961.
Kofi Annan, secretary-general from 1997 to 2006
Flags of member nations at the United Nations Headquarters, seen in 2007
Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet general secretary, addressing the UN General Assembly in December 1988
Colin Powell, the US Secretary of State, demonstrates a vial with alleged Iraq chemical weapon probes to the UN Security Council on Iraq war hearings, 5 February 2003
Current secretary-general, António Guterres
The ICJ ruled that Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008 did not violate international law.
Under Sukarno, Indonesia became the first and only country to leave the United Nations.
A Nepalese soldier on a peacekeeping deployment providing security at a rice distribution site in Haiti during 2010
The UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus was established in 1974 following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
Eleanor Roosevelt with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1949
Three former directors of the Global Smallpox Eradication Programme reading the news that smallpox has been globally eradicated in 1980
In Jordan, UNHCR remains responsible for the Syrian refugees and the Zaatari refugee camp.
The 2001 Nobel Peace Prize to the UN—diploma in the lobby of the UN Headquarters in New York City
Marking of the UN's 70th anniversary – Budapest, 2015

The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City, and has other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna, and The Hague (home to the International Court of Justice).

Achim Steiner

Brazilian-born environmentalist who currently serves as the administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and chairman of United Nations Sustainable Development Group.

Brazilian-born environmentalist who currently serves as the administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and chairman of United Nations Sustainable Development Group.

The Secretary-General appointed Steiner as director-general of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), where he served from March 2009 to May 2011.

Zainab Bangura speaking at the G8 Foreign Ministers meeting in London, 2013.

Zainab Bangura

Zainab Bangura speaking at the G8 Foreign Ministers meeting in London, 2013.

Haja Zainab Hawa Bangura (born 18 December 1959) is a Sierra Leonean politician and social activist who has been serving as the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) since 2018, appointed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.

Sahle-Work in 2016

Sahle-Work Zewde

Patronymic, and the person should be referred by the given name, Sahle-Work.

Patronymic, and the person should be referred by the given name, Sahle-Work.

Sahle-Work in 2016
Sahle-Work meets with Helen Clark in 2019.

In 2011, Ban appointed Sahle-Work as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON).

Hanna Tetteh

Ghanaian barrister and politician.

Ghanaian barrister and politician.

Hanna Tetteh with John Mahama and Robert Porter Jackson in 2016 when she was Foreign Affairs Minister of Ghana.

In 2018, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Tetteh as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), succeeding Sahle-Work Zewde.

Embassy of the United States, Nairobi

Home to the diplomatic mission of the United States to the Republic of Kenya.

Home to the diplomatic mission of the United States to the Republic of Kenya.

Aftermath of the 1998 bombing.

In 2003, the US opened a new embassy in the suburb of Gigiri, across from the Office of the United Nations in Nairobi.