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18 May- Discurso de Apertura en la Conferencia Internacional sobre Turismo Sostenible en el marco de la Nueva Agenda Urbana, Barcelona (España) (Video Message)

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15 May-Speaking Points for Dr. Joan Clos at the Second International Conference on National Urban Policies, UN-Habitat-OECD, Paris (France)

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4 May- Speech by Dr. Joan Clos at the New Urban Agenda, Melbourne (Australia)

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20 April- Remarks by Dr. Joan Clos at the Smart Island World Congress, Calviá (Spain) (Video Message)

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30 march- Dr. Joan Clos at OSCE Security Days, Viena (Austria)

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8 May 2017- Executive Director's Policy Statement at 26th Session of the Governing Council, The Brochure

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8 May 2017-Dr. Clos Opening Statement at the 26th Session of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat, Nairobi (Kenya)

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8 May 2017- Policy Statement by Dr. Joan Clos at the 26th Session of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat

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14 March 2017 - Presentación del Diplomado sobre la Nueva Agenda Urbana en TEC de Monterrey, Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico)

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13 March 2017 - Dr. Clos message to the EGM on Planning Compact Cities, Sevilla (Spain)

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9 March 2017 - Dr. Clos speech at the American Institute of Architects/2017 Grassroots Program, Washington DC (USA)

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26 January 2017 - Conferencia del Dr. Clos en TYPSA sobre la Nueva Agenda Urbana: Un Compromiso para la Prosperidad, Madrid (España)

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25 January 2017 - Jornadas sobre los Objetivos de Desarrollo Urbano Sostenible y la Nueva Agenda Urbana, Madrid (España)

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23 January 2017 - Dr. Clos Presentation at DEVCO Info Point Conference "Embracing the New Urban Agenda", Brussels (Belgium)

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19 December 2016 - Keynote Speech at the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development, New Delhi (India)

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30 November 2016 - Dr. Clos remarks at the International Day of the Educating City, Barcelona (Spain)

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21 November 2016 - Dr. Clos message to the EGM on Economy and the City Housing and Urban Development, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

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18 November 2016 - Town Hall Message by Dr. Joan Clos, Secretary-General of Habitat III and Executive Director of UN-Habitat, following the Adoption of the New Urban Agenda in Quito, Ecuador

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11 November- Remarks by Dr. Joan Clos at the Jane Jacobs Reception at the Rockefeller Foundation, New York

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20 October 2016: Dr. Joan Clos speech at the Closing Ceremony of Habitat III following the Adoption of the New Urban Agenda, Quito (Ecuador)/Discurso del Dr. Joan Clos en la ceremonia de clausura de Hábitat III tras la adopción de la Nueva Agenda Urbana, Quito (Ecuador)

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21 October - Joint Statement by UN Habitat Deputy Executive Director, Ms Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, and the OECD Development Centre Director, Mr Mario Pezzini, on their commitment to cooperate to address cities’ financing gap

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18 October- Remarks by SG Habitat III, Dr. Joan Clos, at World Cities Day Theme Forum, Quito (Ecuador)

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17 October - Speech by the SG of Habitat III, Dr. Clos, at the Opening Plenary

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17 October - Speech of Dr. Joan Clos at the Jane Jacobs Medal Ceremony Award, Quito (Ecuador)

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16 October 2016 - Speech SG Habitat III at the II World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments/Discurso del SG de Hábitat III en la Segunda Asamblea Mundial de Gobiernos Locales y Mundiales.

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