The Executive Director would also like to emphasize that both UN-Habitat and member States would benefit greatly if States were to include in their delegations their permanent representatives to UN Habitat or representatives of other focal points in Nairobi with whom UN-Habitat is continuously engaged. The Executive Director would therefore be grateful if States would provide information on the composition of their delegations as soon as possible, but no later than 1 April 2017. In accordance with rule 16 of the rules of procedure, the credentials of representatives should be submitted to the Executive Director no later than the end of the first meeting of the session, that is, on 8 May 2017.