Angolan government pledges to provide adequate housing

Angolan government has pledged to provide adequate housing with universal access to basic services, such as energy, water and sanitation, transport, schools, employment, health care, green spaces and infrastructure financing.

The pledge come from the Permanent Representative of Angola to the UN Offices in Nairobi, Sianga Abílio, who said that the commitment also entails Angola’s active participation in the broad, inclusive and effective multilateral system.

In his speech, delivered Thursday at the Plenary Session of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) Assembly, the diplomat spoke of the urgent need to deal with the global crisis.

Sustainable Urban Development has the potential to address many of the current challenges and is crucial in global efforts to rebuild better, stronger, greener and safer prosperity.

In his speech, he said he believes that the implementation of the New Urban Agenda can contribute to the location of the 2030 agenda, in sustainable development in an integrated manner, as well as to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

“I believe that the implementation of the New Agenda will make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”, he advanced.

The UN-HABITAT Assembly, held in Nairobi, is attended by 5,500 delegates, representing 193 countries.

The event addresses various matters under the responsibility of this body, with emphasis on universal access to affordable housing.

Member States are being encouraged to explore mechanisms to achieve the universal right to adequate housing and to move towards the removal of existing barriers to affordable housing

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)