Kenya: UN Habitat Conference Kicks Off in Nairobi From Today

Nairobi — Kenya is set to host the second session of the United Nations Habitat Assembly in Nairobi from today until Friday this week.

President William Ruto is expected to officially launch the conference themed “A sustainable urban future through inclusive and effective multilateralism: achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in times of global crises.”

“This conference is an important milestone for Nairobi City and will go a long way in opening the city to the rest of the world. Nairobi’s urban infrastructure has undergone extensive positive improvements,” Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja stated.

“This week Nairobi is expected to host 193 UN member states, UN specialized agencies, industry, academia and civil society are expected to participate and an

estimated 5,000 delegates will participate in the five-day assembly, and that will culminate in the adoption of a new roadmap for regenerating cities and towns.”

Ahead of the conference, the Acting Nairobi County Secretary, Patrick Analo who was representing Governor Sakaja was accompanied by County Executives for Lands Stephen Mwangi and Maureen Njeri (Green Nairobi) on the weekend, took delegates and stakeholders comprising of UN delegates and representatives from Namibia, Malaysia, Philippines and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to three locations namely; Kamukunji grounds, Pangani flats and Uhuru park respectively.

This first stop for the delegation was the Kamukunji grounds where the UN Habitat held a tree planting exercise.