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Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:00
IMF staff regularly produces papers proposing new IMF policies, exploring options for reform, or reviewing existing IMF policies and operations. The following documents have been released and are included in this package: • A Press Release summarizing the views of the Executive Board as expressed during its September 7, 2018 consideration of the policy report. • The Policy Report, prepared... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 17:22
The 2018 Metropolis Annual Meeting came to a close on 29 August with the launch of the Gauteng Declaration, in which the attending members, as well as representatives from partner organisations such as the UCLG, UCLG Africa and ICLEI, showed their commitment to building more inclusive metropolitan cities and city regions, in every aspect of human development. The declaration was read by Magda... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:50
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has identified a series of goals related to the challenges facing cities. Goal 11 seeks to make cities and other human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Among other things, the targets for 2030 address access to affordable housing; safe, affordable and sustainable transport systems; open green, public and natural spaces; good water... Read more
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 - 13:33
We, Mayors and Representatives of cities and metropolitan regions from every continent, Meeting in Montréal from June 19 to 22, 2017 for the XIIth World Congress of Metropolis, the World Association of Major Metropolises, and also for the XXXVIIth General Assembly of the AIMF (l’Association Internationale des Maires Francophones), Joined by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and other... Read more
Posted on Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 11:05
To bring the undialogued urban issues in a discussion table, share actions and good practices on different urban issues, ensure collaborations among all levels of stakeholders and recognizing a common platform of actions, the 3rd Urban Dialogue 2015 was jointly organized by Urban INGO Forum, Bangladesh (a consortium of 12 International Non-Government Organizations) and Department of Disaster... Read more
Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 06:33
The Pacific Urban Agenda was first developed at UNESCAP sub-regional workshop in 2003, and adopted by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific at its sixtieth session held in 2004. Pacific Islands Forum Leaders subsequently endorsed the PUA in 2005 and it was included in the Pacific Plan. In April 2007 the second sub-regional PUA workshop was convened by the ESCAP Pacific... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 14:11
We, the participants of the Seventh World Urban Forum —governments, private sector, international organizations, academia, professionals and civil society — reaffirm our commitment to integrate urban equity into the develop -ment agenda, employing all means and resources available to ensure that cities are transformed into inclusive, safe, prosperous and harmonious spaces for all. As a matter of... Read more
Posted on Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:30
On June 3rd, the African Union Commission gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to  officially launch the Common African Position (CAP) a document created to encapsulate the continent’s post 2015 development goals. CAP outlines a consensus on Africa’s key priorities  to aid in thepost 2015 negotiation process. “CAP reflects the aspirations of the African people” observed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,... Read more