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Urbanization is increasing, placing pressure on resources and infrastructure like never before. There’s no stemming the tide, so city leaders need to build resilience in order to cope. Work on a new International Standard for urban resilience... Read more
UN-Habitat this week announced the implementation of its Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme in member countries of the Brussels-based Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) thanks to the support of the European Commission. The announcement was made a meeting of the sixth session of the World Urban Forum attended by slum upgrading teams from 21 countries, local and national government,... Read more
Naples, 5 September 2012 – Uganda this week showcased a new land record system designed to ensure that land rights of the poor are enshrined and respected in towns and cities across the country.In a special presentation of a model case study at the sixth session of the World Urban Forum, Mr. Daudi Migereko, Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development of Uganda explained how the country had... Read more
UN-Habitat launched a Spanish version of its Urban Gateway at the Knowledge for Cities event at the World Urban Forum in Naples on 4 September. The Spanish Gateway will bring together Spanish speaking partners to network, collaborate on programmes, and share urban knowledge, best practices and opportunities. The Knowledge for Cities event was led by an eminent panel of speakers to share... Read more
EMBARQ staff will be attending the Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum (September 1-7 2012), jointly organized by UN-HABITAT, the Government of Italy, the Campania Region and the City of Naples. The theme for this year’s meeting is “The Urban Future”. The World Urban Forum was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing problems facing the world today: rapid... Read more
Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) and Inclusive Cities delegates are attending the World Urban Forum 6 in Naples, Italy from September 1-7 to deliver an important message to urban officials and planners: including informal workers in municipal plans will offer social, economic and environmental benefits. The delegation will staff an exhibition booth (#81),... Read more
The landmark Manifesto for Cities, a document representing the consensus of all partners engaged in promoting the Habitat Agenda was launched Monday at the ongoing Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum. The launch was done at a special session of the World Urban Campaign and attended by among others, Mr. Dougal Thomson, Head of Conference, The Economist Group, Mr. Edinilson Ferreira Dos Santos,... Read more
At exactly 10.36 a.m. local time, Italy’s Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Staffani di Mistura symbolically banged a hammer on the table to officially open the Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum currently underway in Naples, Italy. To a loud applause from the audience gathered in the Auditorium Europa Mr. di Mistura promised that his country would strive to give the delegates all the... Read more
Please find attached the address by Dr. Joan Clos Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-Habitat on the Occasion of the Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum, Naples, Italy, 3 September, 2012.
A football match, youth and gender assemblies as well as the launch of a new report marked the beginning of the Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum which kicked off in this scenic Italian city at the weekend. On Saturday 1 September, an entertaining but one sided football match kicked off the Forum as a team from the United Nation faced off with lads from Scampia, a locality of Naples battling... Read more
The sixth session of the World Urban Forum is takinf place in Naples, Italy. Click here to watch the video promotion of WUF6.