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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

India unanimously elected as President of UN-Habitat


India has been unanimously elected as the President of UN-Habitat, an organ of the United Nations Organisation. The UN-Habitat promotes socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements across the world. Since the UN-Habitat came into being in 1978, it is only the third time that India has been elected to lead this important organization after 2007 and 1988.

Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu is chairing the four-day meeting of the 58-member Governing Council of UN-Habitat at Nairobi in Kenya that began on 8th May. He will preside over the deliberations of the Council of UN-Habitat for the next two years.

The theme of the 26th meeting of the council is 'Opportunities for effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda' with the focus on inclusive, sustainable and adequate housing for a better future and planning and financing sustainable urbanization and integrated human settlements.

    Important Takeaways from above News for Dena Bank PO Exam-
    • India is unanimously elected as President of UN-Habitat
    • UN habitat was established in 1978
    • India has been earlier elected as President in 1988 and 2007
    • M Venkaiah Naidu is chairing the four-day meeting of the 58-member Governing Council of UN-Habitat at Nairobi in Kenya
    • The theme of the 26th meeting of the council is 'Opportunities for effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda'
    Source- Air World Service

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