Equity as a foundation of sustainable urban development.
We, the participants of theSeventh World Urban Forum — governments, private sector, international organizations, academia, professionals and civil society — reaffirm our commitment to integrate urban equity into the development agenda, employing all means and resources available to ensure that cities are transformed into inclusive, safe, prosperous and harmonious spaces for all. As a matter of urgency, we must take action, collectively and individually, to bring the benefits of sustainable urban development to all.
The Mayor of Medellin Mr. Anibal Gauria (Second left) gestures as he makes a point to UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos (centre). Looking on are UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kirabo (second left), Colombia´s Permanent Representative to UN-Habitat Ms. Maria Eugenia Correa (extreme left) and the UN Resident Coordinator in Colombia Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild (extreme right).
Nearly 25,000 people have registered as participants for the Seventh Session of the World Urban Forum that will take place in Medellin, Colombia in early April.
As online registration this week, UN-Habitat and the WUF7 Secretariat confirmed that a record number of people have signed up to attend the world’s premier conference on cities and urban development.
On International Women's Day, UN-Habitat highlights the important role played by women and girls in urban energy issues and renews our commitment to strengthen and expand our efforts to bring access of modern energy to women. Sustainable energy powers opportunity. Yet 1.2 billion people -one in five globally- lack electricity to light their homes or conduct business.
UN-Habitat has launched a photo and video competition asking young people to show what “home” really means to them.
The competition which was launched on International Youth Day and ends on 30 September 2013, asks the contestants to take a picture of either their homes or their hang out joints and post them on Instagram of Facebook.
The competition which targets those aged between 18 and 32 calls for photos and videos related to: