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Abu Dhabi to host 2020 World Urban Forum

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Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates, will host the Tenth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) in 2020. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), as the convener of WUF, announced the decision recently, concluding the bidding process for WUF10. United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos, has informed Minister of State for Foreign ...

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UN to enhance airports’ contributions to sustainable development

Dr. Fang Liu

The critical contributions made by airports to the sustainable socio-economic development of urban areas are to be enhanced through a new agreement made by the United Nations via two of its organisations: International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). Initialled on Wednesday in Montreal, Canada at the ICAO’s World Aviation Forum by ICAO Secretary ...

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Ahead Habitat III summit, draft New Urban Agenda emerges

Joan Clos

After months of negotiations, consensus was finally reached over the weekend on the Habitat III outcome document. Indeed, the New Urban Agenda was agreed on at the Habitat III Informal Intergovernmental Meetings which took place at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York from 7 to 10 September. It will be adopted in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016. The ...

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Stakeholders examine sustainable urban development at Abuja Habitat III

Kabir Yari

Population growth rates in Africa are projected to double the continent’s population from one billion in 2010 to two billion in 2040. This growth is also accompanied by an accelerated transition from rural to urban population majorities, which observers believe constitutes the most important challenge and opportunity presented to Africa’s nations. The population of urban dwellers is expected to increase ...

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Abia to prepare master plans for Umuahia, Aba, Ohafia

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Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, has said that the state will prepare master plans for its three major cities: Umuahia, Aba and Ohafia. The governor made the declaration recently through his deputy, Mr Ude Oko Chukwu, during the 2015 Annual Luncheon of the state’s chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) held in Aba, the ...

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UN-Habitat designates October 2014 ‘Urban October’

Joan Clos

With the launch of the first ever World Cities Day on October 31, 2014, The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has designated the month of October as Urban October. This is coming on the heels of two important milestones on the urban calendar, which coincide in the same month. On the first Monday of the month, October 6, the ...

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Nigeria, UN-Habitat promote youth empowerment, safer cities

The Federal Government has signed an agreement with United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) that aims at promoting urban youth empowerment and safer cities. The deal is coming on the heels of an earlier commitment by the government through the contribution of $3 million aimed at research and strengthening UN-Habitat’s engagement with Habitat Agenda Partners and other non-governmental actors across sub-Saharan ...

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Lamenting Nigeria’s fragility in leadership, governance

Mariam Lady Yunusa, Head of Partners and Inter Agency Coordination at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Nairobi, Kenya, looks at the implications of Nigeria being classified as a fragile state – as well as realities on ground   “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education” -Martin Luther King Jr. On 27 June 2013, ...

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Ministers to define Africa Urban Agenda

Following the recent launch of the Nigeria Mortgage Refinancing Company (NMRC), Ministers for Land and Urban Development in Africa will address the issue of housing finance on the continent as they gather from Tuesday February 25 to Friday 28, 2014 in N’djamena, the Chadian capital, at the fifth session of the African Ministerial Council on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD). ...

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How mobility oils cities’ machinery

Last week, the United Nations and the entire world celebrated this year’s edition of the World Habitat Day (WHD), a global event that serves to reflect on the state of the world’s towns and cities and the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have responsibility to shape the ...

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