It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 22nd session of the Governing Council for UN-Habitat.
I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the Global Parliamentarians on Habitat for helping us gather here today the distinguished Members of your Board of Directors.
Many of you have travelled from afar and I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation. Your presence and support is vital to us in our joint quest for sustainable and harmonious cities.
Welcome to Nairobi. Karibuni!
Today marks the 8th annual United Nations’ International Youth Day. A day that provides an opportunity for everyone, from youth led agencies, national and local governments, and international agencies, to draw attention to youth issues worldwide.