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Ajibola Oseni Traffic diaries of Lagos, Nigeria

Photos of traffic jams on major Lagos roads. Overpopulation or inadequate planning?

Julius Mwelu/ UN-Habitat World Cities Day 2014

World Cities Day was established on 27 December 2013 by the General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/68/239, in which the General Assembly “decides to designate 31 October, beginning in 2014, as World Cities Day, invites States, the United Nations system, in particular UN-Habitat, relevant international organizations, civil society and all relevant stakeholders to observe and raise awareness of the Day […]”

World Cities Day is expected to greatly promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and challenges in urbanization and contribute to sustainable urban development in cities and towns around the world.

The general theme of World Cities Day is Better City, Better Life.

The first World Cities Day was commemorated on 31 October 2014 and was hosted by Shanghai Municipality, in the People’s Republic of China.

UN-Habitat/Flickr Habitat III Preparatory Committee 2 meeting

The second session of the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from Tuesday, 14 April to Thursday, 16 April 2015.

UN-HABITAT/Flickr The 25th Governing Council

The Governing Council is an intergovernmental decision – making body for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). It meets biennially and reports to the General Assembly of the United Nations through the Economic and Social Council, particularly on programmatic issues.

The 25th session of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat took place from 17 - 23 April 2015, at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi, Kenya.