"Making Slums History A Global Challenge for 2020"
We, the participants gathered in Rabat, Morocco, from 26 to 28 November 2012 at the international conference "Making Slums History: a worldwide challenge for 2020", under the High Patronage of His Majesty the King to review and share global progress in improving the living conditions of slum dwellers between 2000 and 2010 and devise a strategy for inclusive, sustainable and prosperous cities.
According to UN‐Habitat estimates, between the year 2000 and 2010 a total of 227 million people in developing countries have experienced significant improvements in living conditions. In other words, governments have managed to beat by a multiple of 2.2 MDG Target 7‐D, namely to "Significantly improve living conditions for a least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020."
The PSUP narrative report consists of a summary of the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme, a summary of PSUP activities in the ACP countries from April 2008 to December 2009, the challenges and solutions faced in carrying out these activities, as well as the targeted results and the achievements of the programme.
Various stakeholders of the Rapid Urban Sector Profiling for Sustainability (RUSPS) programme completed a total of 39 questionnaires providing the RUSPS Team at headquarters access to solid data and insights. In general, the evaluation shows that RUSPS achieved very positive results in 16 different countries that completed RUSPS Phase 1, the Urban Sector Profiling for Sustainability.
The first PNG National Urban Forum was held on 22-23 October 2012, at the PNG Institute of Public Administration, Waigani, NCD, and was attended by over 800 delegates from PNG and overseas. The Forum was organised by the Office of Urbanization and hosted by the Minister for Housing and Urban Development.