Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been selected to lead African Cities in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly conference in New York next week.
The selection done by UN, has seen Sonko being the only African leader who will address the UN conference which is organize jointly by the office of the President of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN.
Speaking on his selection, Sonko enthusiastically expressed optimism that the International event will come up with resolutions that will help cities especially in the third world countries to develop a roadmap for sustainable development.
According to reports, the conference will focus on the roles of cities in the global agenda.
The international high-profiled event is scheduled for February 19, 2019, at the UN headquarters in New York, United States.
This year’s conference has been dubbed; “From Global Issues to Local Priorities: The role of Cities for Sustainable Development, Food Security, Nutrition and Climate Change.”
“I’m delighted to represent African Cities in the UN conference that’s aimed at addressing issues on sustainable development, food security, nutrition and climate change,” he mentioned.
According to the office of the President of the General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, the main aim of the event is to address global challenges from a local perspective.
“The purpose of the event is to address from the local perspective the need to privilege multilateral solutions to tackles challenges that are global in nature and to discuss how to implement international outcomes and solutions at the local level, bearing in mind the context and priorities of cities and local authorities,” Espinosa stated.
This selection comes barely a week since he was appointed the Good Deeds Ambassador by an Israel-based organization for his generosity in helping the needy.