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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 09:58
The Networking Event on “Adequate Housing for All: Partnering for the Global Housing Strategy to 2025” was held on the 4th of September at the World Urban Forum 6 (WUF). It attracted a full house of more than 120 participants that represented the key partner groups of GHS 2025 including central and provincial ministers, mayors, academicians, private sector, civil society, NGOs and development... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 16:32
  It was a joyous closing ceremony that only the fun loving Neapolitans could pull off. At exactly 11.26 local time Italy's Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Staffani di Mistura symbolically banged the hammer bringing to a close the Sixth Session of World Urban Forum. And many in the audience could connect with him when he said: It is with joy and a tinge of sadness that I declare the Sixth... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 16:27
  UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Wednesday launched the State of World's Cities Report 2012/2013. Titled ‘The Prosperity of Cities’, the report recommends that those engaged in development work need to explore a more inclusive notion of prosperity and development. According to the lead author Mr. Eduardo Moreno, there was an urgent need for a shift in attention around the world in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 16:10
  Delegates at the Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum get down to serious business Monday and Tuesday as they dicussed various aspects of urbanization in many parts of the world. From roundtables to dialogues and other forms of meetings, all the discussions were interwoven in the overall theme of this year's Forum-The Urban Future. This is a round up of some of the activities that took place... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 15:57
  UN-Habitat Executive Director Joan Clos, on Monday launched the Global Network on Safer Cities. The role of the network will be to advocate for urban safety and local crime prevention all over the world. “It gives me great pleasure to officially launch this Global Network on Safer Cities,” said Dr. Clos. “Safer Cities has been organising and promoting regional and international debates on urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 15:52
Medellin it is! The Colombian city was on Wednesday named the host of the Seventh Session of the World Urban Forum to be held in 2014. Immediately UN-Habitat Staff member Mr. Andre Dzikus made the announcement the room burst into uproarious cheers as the hitherto tense officials and supporters of the Colombian city backslapped and high-fived one another. According to Mr. Dzikus, the choice was... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 15:42
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
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 15:10
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
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 14:44
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
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 16:19
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

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