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Local government experts discuss sustainable urban development at the Africities 8 Summit

Local government experts discuss sustainable urban development at the Africities 8 Summit

Marrakesh, Morocco 20 November 2018 – Thousands of local government experts are attending the Africities 8 summit to discuss improving people’s lives in Africa’s urban areas by adopting sustainable development policies. A flagship pan-African event organized by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA) the Summit takes place […]

Executive Director’s Statement  on the occasion of World Children’s Day 20 November 2018

Executive Director’s Statement on the occasion of World Children’s Day 20 November 2018

Today, World Children’s Day, is an occasion to recognize the future. Children embody our potential to change the world. As we celebrate World Children’s Day today, let us reflect on our obligation, to our generation and theirs, to ensure that they are heard, and that their rights respected. I have […]

Professional challenged to design low-cost resilient and sustainable housing units.

Professional challenged to design low-cost resilient and sustainable housing units.

Nairobi, November 7, 2018 – Poor design, low quality of construction, exclusion from central planning processes, and inadequate access to basic services expose many city residents to serious environmental and health hazards. Over the last 10 years natural disasters alone have rendered over 23 million people homeless and displaced another […]

Key actors gather to foster implementation of Myanmar’s national climate change policy

Key actors gather to foster implementation of Myanmar’s national climate change policy

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, November 2018– – Over 150 participants, ranging from government officials across ministries and from Myanmar’s States and Regions to representatives from academia, private sector, civil society and development partners, gathered in Nay Pyi Taw to celebrate the achievements of Myanmar Climate Change Alliance (MCCA) and discuss […]

International delegates celebrate World Cities Day in Liverpool

International delegates celebrate World Cities Day in Liverpool

Liverpool, UK 31 October 2018 –  World Cities Day was marked by an unprecedented 70 cities globally this year with the main event co-hosted in the British city of Liverpool by the local council, UN-Habitat and the city of Shanghai. Ministers, mayors, national and local government officials, leading academics, journalists […]

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