Kenya’s Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi was on Thursday 6th July 2017 confirmed to serve another four year term as the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Kituyi’ confirmation as UNCTAD’s seventh Secretary-General follows a recommendation by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in consultation with Member States and the General Assembly.

Kituyi became UNCTAD Secretary-General in 2013 succeeding Thailand’s Supachai Panitchpakdi who had served since 2005.

He earlier served as the Chief Executive of the Kenya Institute of Governance, Kenya’s Minister of Trade and Industry from 2002 to 2007 among other experiences with the East African Community and the Africa Union Commission.

Kituyi was also Kenya’s Member of Parliament for fifteen years.

His second and final term as UNCTAD Secretary-General will end in 2021.