Nairobi, 14 February 2017 – The Executive Director of UN-Habitat has issued a statement confirming that the majority of Governing Council members have agreed that the twenty-sixth Governing Council will be celebrated in Nairobi from 8 to 12 May 2017 at the organization’s headquarters in Nairobi.

Details and formal communications will follow.

The biennial meeting of the organization’s member states sets the policy objectives, priorities, work programme and budget for the coming years and proposes ways through which the overall human settlements policy objectives within the UN system might best be achieved.