17 10, 2016

Sustainable, inclusive cities ‘can transform our world for the better,’ Ban tells UN conference

2017-11-16T15:40:28+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Cities, News|

Opening today the United Nations Habitat III conference in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, Secretary-General Ban-Ki-Moon told the gathered delegations that “transforming our world for the better” means re-making towns and cities through sustainable development.

17 10, 2016

“Take strong ownership” of a “vital” new development agenda, Secretary-General urges mayors across the world

2016-10-17T02:43:40+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Cities, News, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged mayors across the world to “take strong ownership” of a new global agenda for sustainable development in the towns and cities they represent.

15 10, 2016

Habitat 3 to set new urban development agenda creating sustainable, equitable cities for all

2017-11-16T15:40:32+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Cities, News|

A major global conference, aiming to set a "New Urban Agenda," will “help us to rethink how we plan, manage and live in cities,” according to Ban Ki-moon, begins this weekend in Quito.

3 10, 2016

On World Habitat Day, UN calls for putting adequate housing at centre of urban policy

2017-11-16T15:40:37+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Cities, News|

3 October 2016 – Adequate housing is a universal human right and should be at the centre of the urban policy and in the physical centre of the city, senior United Nations officials said today, marking the 2016 edition of World Habitat Day. “The unplanned rapid expansion of towns and cities means an increasing number [...]