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11 Feb 2020
Rules and laws are reflections of culture and society. Societal norms, which are the rules of behaviour accepted by a certain community or society, drive city ordinances, new by-laws or building codes.
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The World Urban Forum (WUF) offers an opportunity for institutions of higher learning to showcase examples of transformative educational and capacity building initiatives and technical assistance programmes implemente
09 Feb 2020
The New Urban Agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development underscore the need for innovative research to trigger the formulation of evidence-based, well-informed and impactful policies.
Different approaches by different constituencies determine the opportunities cities have for defining access by their citizens to the benefits of culture and innovation.
10 Feb 2020
Innovation, along with inclusion, intercultural dialogue and gender equality are emphasized in the New Urban Agenda as transformative commitments to ensure sustainable urban development for social inclusion and ending poverty.
The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF 10) is held from 8-13 February 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This is the first time that an Arab country hosts the world's most important conference on cities and human settlements.
The objective of this session is to discuss achievements of National Multi-stakeholders platforms for inclusive urban policy formulation and review. The participation of different country experiences will allow exchanges
In the face of rapid urbanization, central and local governments are coming under increasing pressure to provide access to basic infrastructure and services and to protect the rights of all, particularly vulnerable groups such as older persons.
12 Feb 2020
Cities are places where people come together to live, work and seek opportunities. However, the loss of traditional lands and housing in the face of rapid urbanization has contributed to an increase in the migration of indigenous people to urban area
Twelve months after the official launch of the structural reforms of the development system, the UN is at the critical stage of implementation.