ANGOLA TO INCLUDE LIST OF 15 AFRICAN COUNTRIES IN NEW URBAN AGENDA

Angola may be part of the list of 15 African countries chosen for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, Minister of Urbanization and Housing, Branca do Espirito Santo said.

He said so at the end of a meeting with the Assistant Secretary General of the UN Habitat, Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, after the closing ceremony of the United Nations Habitat III conference.

“The UN official informed me that the UN Habitat expects that Angola would be one of the 15 African countries chosen for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and aims to work together to raise funds for the implementation of the agenda in Angola”, the minister said.

This way Angola could be a pilot country for future demonstration to other countries, she added.

Aisa Kirabo Kacyira also took the opportunity to thank the Republic of Angola, for having participated in all the preparatory process for the installation of UN Habitat in the country, whose office could serve to support the African Portuguese-speaking countries.

The New Urban Agenda, among others, proposes the guidelines to turn cities worldwide, more inclusive, green, safe and prosperous, on the basis of the implementation of Agenda 2030 concerning the sustainable development.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.

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