September 16, 2019
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 In Proliferation of Ballistic Missiles

Country: Kenya
Delegate Name: Julia Malone

Kenya is an African nation with a population of 66 million people. The national motto of “Harambe,” is truly a representative phrase for this resilient nation. Going through three government transitions in just as many decades, ranging from a colony of the United Kingdom to a fully-functioning multi-party democracy, Kenya has faced serious turnovers in recent history. Since its transition to multi-party democracy, every election it has had has been met by allegations of fraud, but the election results have eventually been verified. Recently, the previous president and his opponent launched a program called the Building Bridges Initiative, focusing on bringing the divided country together.

Kenya helped to write the Hague Code of Conduct, the premier international agreement on the proliferation of ballistic missiles. Their space force program fully complies with all HCoC requirements and guidelines. As an active participant in the Somali Civil War, the resolution passed in this conference would impact Kenya’s ability to assist in war efforts in the future significantly, because while no ballistic missiles have been fired in this conflict thus far, they may be in the future.

Overall, the Republic of Kenya has not made major statements in regard to ballistic missiles. Their general silence on the matter cannot be mistaken for a lack of opinion or motivation, as Kenya cares deeply about this issue. With a lack of concrete policy initiatives, the delegate from Kenya will be taking a trustee approach to act on behalf of their country and will do their best to continue to embody Kenya’s policy, though acknowledging they may have to prepare stances independently.

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