UN picks Sonko for prestigious international position

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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko arrives at the Hilton Hotel for a past event (Twitter)

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been selected by the United Nations to represent African cities at the UN General Assembly in New York.

The 73rd session of the UN will take place on February 19 under the theme “From Global Issues to Local Priorities: The role of Cities in Global Agenda, including Cities for Sustainable Development, Food Security, Nutrition and Climate Change.”

Governor Sonko has expressed optimism that the event will come up with resolutions that will help cities, especially in the third world countries to develop a road map for sustainable development.

“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,” said Sonko after he officially received his invitation for the UN conference.

Message from Maria Fernanda Espinosa, President 73rd session General Assembly

"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," said the President of the 73rd session of the General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa.

Sonko was last week officially appointed the Good Deeds Ambassador by an Israel-based organization for his generosity in helping the needy.

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