7-8 JUNE 2017 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

The place where the battle for sustainable development will be won or lost

The place where the battle for sustainable development will be won or lost

How can cities become inclusive and affordable drivers of economic growth and social development?

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:45 to 12:00
There has been a phenomenal shift towards urbanisation, with six out of every 10 people in the world expected to reside in urban areas by 2030. More than 90 % of this growth takes place in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. If planned and managed properly, urbanisation is a powerful tool for economic development, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. In October 2016, the United Nations adopted the New Urban Agenda, the global milestone agreement to guide worldwide efforts towards sustainable urbanisation. But how can the desired impact be achieved? How can we ensure that all levels of governments, relevant stakeholders and all social groups, including the poor and those living in informal settlements, are effectively engaged in the implementation?

Organised by

    Dagmar Dehmer
    Journalist
    Aisa Kirabo Kacyira
    Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary General
    UN-Habitat
    Elin Andersdotter Fabre
    Coordinator Nordic Declaration
    Global Utmaning
    Jean-Pierre Elong-Mbassi
    Secretary General
    United Cities and Local Governments of Africa
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