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).
Ouagadougou, Bukina Faso, 24 Feb 10
Paying a courtesy call on Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs Anna Tibaijuka appealed to the head of state to support the World Urban Campaign.
Nairobi, 22 Oct 09
UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, and Brazil’s Permanent Representative, Mrs. Ana Maria Sampaio, signed a Conference Agreement to facilitate the organization of the Fifth Session of the World Urban Forum to be held in Rio de Janeiro from 22-26 March 2010.
Rio de Janeiro, 18 Jun 09
Government at UN-HABITAT's Committee of Permanent Representatives applauded Brazilian President Lula da Silva government’s commitment for a successful World Urban Forum . The Forum will be held in March 2010.
Nairobi, 31 Mar 09
The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Monday formally started preparations of the world’s premier conference on cities which it will host 22-26 March next year under the banner, bridging the urban divide.