New Delhi: India has been unanimously chosen as the President of the UN-Habitat, an body of the United Nations’ Organization (UNO) that advances socially and naturally supportable human settlements over the world, following 10 years. UN-Habitat reports to the United Nations General Assembly.

Further to today’s race, Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu will seat the four day meeting of the 58 part Governing Council of UN-Habitat in Nairobi, Kenya from today. Shri Naidu will manage the considerations of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat for the following two years. Since the UN-Habitat appeared in 1978, It is just the third time that India has been chosen to lead this vital association after 2007 and 1988.

As a between legislative arrangement settling on and basic leadership body, the Governing Council of UN-Habitat looks to advance fundamental and far reaching way to deal with human settlements, help the nations and districts in tending to human settlement issues and fortify collaboration among all nations on human settlement issue.

The subject of the 26th Meeting of the Governing Council to be led by Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu from today is “Open doors for viable execution of the New Urban Agenda” with concentrate on comprehensive, reasonable and sufficient lodging for a superior future and arranging and financing feasible urbanization and coordinated human settlements. The New Urban Agenda was embraced by the world group at Quito, Ecuador a year ago.

Shri Venakiah Naidu will likewise seat the Bureau Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Ministers’ Conference on Housing and Urban Development starting in Nairobi today.