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Opening Session of UN-Habitat Executive Board 1/ 2022.

Housing and Urban Development Principal Secretary Charles Hinga on 29th March at the opening of the first Session of the Executive Board of UN-Habitat 2022, reiterated Kenya’s commitment to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda through the strengthening of established frameworks like the HCPD 2022-2025 and Kenya’s Big Four Agenda that prioritizes housing as a major pillar of Kenya’s Medium term plan.

The PS also called on Member States to render their support to UN-Habitat in seeking additional funding on the regular budget to open up posts that are currently frozen.

The PS appreciated the Efforts by UN-Habitat around the utilization of collaborative platforms and ongoing cooperation in preparations towards the High level meeting of the General Assembly to review implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

Kenya also noted the recent interventions by the organization around the Covid-19 response initiative citing their centrality in fostering social inclusion and bridging the inequality gap even as Members focus on post recovery.