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Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 09:27
Minister Ha, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentleman Living in Hanoi, I cannot help notice the rapid growth that is occurring within and surrounding provinces of Hanoi. Urbanization is one of the most striking features of economic development. Throughout history, cities have served as engines of growth and Vietnam is no exception. I would like to note that today Sustainability is at the heart... Read more
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 - 09:06
31 October 2016 Cities are increasingly the home of humanity. They are central to climate action, global prosperity, peace and human rights. More than half of all people live in cities and human settlements, and that proportion is projected to grow to two thirds by 2050. To transform our world, we must transform its cities. Crime, pollution and poverty are taking their toll on hundreds of... Read more
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 - 09:05
31 OCTOBER 2016 The World Cities Day is already an essential celebration on the calendar to greatly promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization. This year the World Cities Day is of big signicance as it comes as a follow up of the recent United Nations Conference... Read more
Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016 - 08:57
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are pleased to participate at the historic Habitat III conference and reiterate our shared commitment to work together to support efforts by developing countries to address the financing gaps their cities face. The intense and extremely rapid... Read more
Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016 - 08:51
Es un gran placer dirigirme de nuevo a ustedes en este solemne acto de clausura de Hábitat III y con la adopción de la Nueva Agenda Urbana. Con el esfuerzo de todos ustedes, hemos logrado desarrollar una nueva estrategia que abre las puertas a una nueva etapa de prosperidad y esperanza urbana para el futuro. La Nueva Agenda Urbana es de todos y cada uno de ustedes. Muchísimas felicidades!  Image... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:01
Honorable Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China, Chen Zhenggao, Honorable Minister of Housing and Urban Development of Ecuador, Maria Duarte, Distinguished guests, Colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, It is an honour and pleasure to attend this Forum on World Cities Day Theme, and the launch of the 2016 edition of the Shanghai Manual. Today China... 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 Monday, October 12, 2015 - 11:20
On the occasion of the “What Makes a Sustainable City?” event held today during the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Lima, Peru, the World Bank Group and UN-Habitat commit to their shared vision of sustainable urban development, and call upon national governments, local authorities, and stakeholders to be involved in the move to a New Urban Agenda that prioritizes ending poverty, sharing... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 11:38
Atlases educate, illustrate and illuminate our dynamic world In our inaugural Transforming World Atlas we have produced a series of maps to highlight BofA Merrill Lynch’s favorite cyclical and secular investment themes based on our Transforming World framework: Themes 1. People – the allocation of scarce human resources 2. Earth – the allocation of scarce natural resources 3. Innovation – the... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 13:56
After a decade, City Corporation Elections was held in Dhaka on 28 April, 2015. Before the election, the mayoral candidates participated in debates and different events to show their commitments towards a sustainable city. World Vision acknowledges that children living in urban poverty remain especially vulnerable to human rights violations with slum environments associated with adverse health,... Read more