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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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16 October 2016 - Dr. Clos welcoming remarks at UN Principals Brunch with Local Authorities

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16 October - Speech SG Habitat III at Business Assembly, Quito (Ecuador)

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16 October- Discurso del SG de Hábitat III, Dr. Joan Clos, en el X Foro Iberoamericano de Gobiernos Locales, Quito (Ecuador)

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15 October 2016 - Discurso del Dr. Joan Clos en la Ceremonia de Izado de la bandera de las Naciones Unidas, Quito (Ecuador) / Remarks by Dr. Joan Clos at the Flag Raising Ceremony of the Habitat III Conference

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14 October 2016 - Closing Remarks at the Grassroots Academy, Huairou Commission. Quito (Ecuador)

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12 October 2016 - Presentación en la Cumbre Mundial de Líderes Locales y Regionales, Bogotá (Colombia) (Dr. Clos Presentation at the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders)

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03 October 2016 - Dr. Clos Remarks during the World Habitat Day Celebrations in Chad

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19 September - Dr. Clos Remarks at the High Level Summit on Refugees and Migrants

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18 September - Dr. Clos Remarks at the Policy Dialogue on Financing Cities. UNGA 71st Session

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16 September. Dr. Clos presentation at the Madrid Habitat III Urban Breakfast. Madrid, Spain

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