Geneva, 6 July 2016 - UN-Habitat’s Eduardo Moreno presented the key findings of the World Cities Report to members of the diplomatic community, media and international experts on municipal finance at a Europe launch of the organisation’s flagship report. Speaking during the International Conference on Municipal Finance and Urban Economy, Mr Moreno said that the report had found that cities were more unequal now than they were twenty years ago when Habitat II took place.
The report was initially launched in New York in May, with support of International City Leaders. Regional presentations are taking place over the coming months to enable a region based assessment of the key findings and recommendations. Other speakers at the launch were: Mohammed Hossein Pourzarandi, CEO and Vice Chairman, Shahr Bank, Farrokh Derakhshani, President of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Alioune Badiane, Director of Project Office at UN-Habitat and Reza Pourvaziry, President of International City Leaders.
The conference and launch were organised by UN-Habitat’s partner International City Leaders and supported by the City Bank of Iran.