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- International urbanization experts meet in Nairobi to discuss urban modern law
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- UN-Habitat Egypt to develop RAS EL HEKMA Waterfront new city in Egypt
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UN-Habitat in partnership with Africa
UN-Habitat has worked in many African countries for the past 36 years, and this growing
portfolio is one of the most important for the agency.
Our projections show that around the year 20351, Africa’s collective population will become 50
per cent urban. The majority of political constituencies will then live in cities, demanding means
of subsistence, shelter and services.
UN-Habitat is working with African governments to take early action to position themselves for
predominately urban populations. By the 2043, African cities will collectively be home to 1 billion
people – equivalent to the continent’s total population in 2009.