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18 April 2011
Twenty-third Session of the Governing Council of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT GC 23)
11-15 April 2011 | Nairobi, Kenya
Highlights for Monday, 11 April 2011
The 23rd Session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) opened on Monday, 11 April. Delegates met in a morning plenary to hear welcoming and opening statements. Delegates were treated to a musical presentation titled “My Musical Korogocho” performed by Ghetto Classic, youth from a low-income residential area in Nairobi, and also watched a video presentation of UN-HABITAT's contribution to the rebuilding of Haiti after the earthquake, through a musical competition for reconstruction in Haiti, titled “My neighbourhood as I dream it.”
In the morning and afternoon, the high-level segment addressed: activities of UN-HABITAT, including coordination matters; the special theme of GC-23; and the work programme and budget for the biennium 2012-2013. The Committee of the Whole met in the afternoon to discuss activities of UN-HABITAT, including coordination matters.