India Elected President Of UN-Habitat

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It is the third time that India has been chosen to lead this association after 2007 and 1988.

All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: May 09, 2017 00:14 IST

Territory, an organ of the United Nations, advances economical human settlements over the globe.
Territory, an organ of the United Nations, advances economical human settlements over the globe.

New Delhi: India has been consistently chosen as the leader of the UN-Habitat, an organ of the United Nations to advance economical human settlements over the globe.

UN-Habitat reports to the United Nations General Assembly.

Lodging and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, who is as of now in Nairobi in Kenya, will seat the four-day meeting of the 58-part Governing Council (GC) of UN-Habitat there from today.

Mr Naidu will direct the consultations of the GC of UN-Habitat for the following two years.

“Enchanted to be chosen as President of Governing Council of @UNHABITAT and seat #GC26. A chance to work towards another urban future,” Naidu said in a tweet.

Since the UN-Habitat appeared in 1978, it is the third time that India has been chosen to lead this association after 2007 and 1988.

As a between legislative strategy and basic leadership body, the GC looks to elevate far reaching way to deal with human settlements, help the nations in tending to related issues and reinforce collaboration among them on the issue.

The topic of the 26th meeting of the GC is ‘Open doors for powerful execution of the New Urban Agenda’.

The New Urban Agenda, which sets a worldwide standard for supportable urban improvement, was embraced at Quito, Ecuador a year ago.

Mr Naidu will likewise seat the ‘Department Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Ministers’ Conference on Housing and Urban Development’ starting in Nairobi today. He expressed gratitude toward the part nations for resting confidence in India and choosing it as the president for the following two years, an official discharge said.

Tending to the GC of UN-Habitat, Mr Naidu worried on the need to reorient urban arranging and execution procedures to guarantee poise of living and adequate methods for living for individuals with regards to fast urbanization, especially, in creating nations.

He expounded on the coordinated, comprehensive and manageable urban improvement model of India through different missions like Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Smart City Mission, Swachh Bharat Mission and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. He said these missions are tending to deficiencies in various types of framework, incorporating reasonable lodging in a meeting mode.

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