India elected to Executive Board of first UN-Habitat Assembly

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New Delhi Published: May 28, 2019, 09:12 AM(IST)

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The first session of the UN-Habitat Assembly started on May 27 at the headquarters of UN-Habitat in Nairobi and will go on till May 31.

India has been elected to the Executive Board of the first UN-Habitat Assembly, announced Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Monday.

"The nation's global clout continues to grow significantly. In an extremely proud development, India has been elected today to the Executive Board of the first UN-Habitat Assembly at the Plenary Session of the Assembly being held in Nairobi," read a post on the ministry's official Twitter handle.

The first session of the UN-Habitat Assembly started on May 27 at the headquarters of UN-Habitat in Nairobi and will go on till May 31.

The special theme for the UN-Habitat Assembly is "Innovation for Better Quality of Life in Cities and Communities". 

The Assembly is expected to establish the Executive Board of UN-Habitat and elect its members during its first session. It will review and approve the UN-Habitat Strategic Plan 2020-2025, as mentioned on the official website.

UN Member States are expected to participate in the deliberations of the UN-Habitat Assembly. 

"The Assembly will also be attended by United Nations Agencies, Local authorities and non-state actors including civil society, youth and women group representatives, the private sector and the Academia," as mentioned on the official website. 

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