JOSÉ SILVA, MINISTRO DO URBANISMO E HABITAÇÃO / PHOTO: CEDIDA PELA FONTE
The Republic of Angola, through its Ministry of Urbanization and Housing, was elected on May 25, in New York as a member of the governing board of UN-Habitat, for a four-year term, starting on January 1st, 2016.
Angola will fill one of two vacancies to be opened in the Southern African region, with the end of the mandates of South Africa and Lesotho, on December 31, 2015.
Nigeria, Kenya and Chad are the other African countries also elected to the same body, covering their regional vacancies.
For Asia and the Pacific, Bahrain and India were elected, for Eastern Europe (Georgia and Serbia), for Latin America and the Caribbean (Brazil, Chile and Mexico) and for Western Europe and other States (Germany and Sweden).