Rio de Janeiro, 22 Mar 10
UN-HABITAT´s first Gender Equality Action Assembly concluded last weekend with strong support from partner organizations to take a stronger role in promoting the Gender Equality Action Plan and strengthened collaborations between urban planners, local governments, and grassroots women’s networks.
Washington, 17 Mar 10
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan said this week he will lead a high-level delegation to the World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro because it is an historic opportunity to shape the forces of urbanization for a healthier, more inclusive future for our cities and metropolitan regions.
Rio de Janeiro, 12 Mar 10
UN-HABITAT is gearing up for the world’s biggest global meeting on cities. The 22-26 March World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva is scheduled to open, is expected to draw a number of world leaders.
Nairobi, 8 Mar 10
With over half the world’s population now living in cities, and cities making a disproportionate contribution to climate change, urbanisation is one of the “crucial agendas” of our time (UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon).
New York, 5 Mar 10
The Commissioner General for the Shanghai Expo, Dr Awni Behnam, yesterday met with the Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Mr. SHA Zukang, in New York to discuss preparations for the Summit Forum to be held at the closing of the Shanghai Expo on 31st October.