IRELAND, Dublin to Host 8th Forum of Cities Against Poverty

Dublin to Host 8th Forum of Cities Against Poverty Making Cities Smart, Safe and Sustainable to be key focus of the forum   Geneva, 1 October 2012—On World Habitat Day, the United Nations Development Programme has announced the host city of WACAP8 will be Dublin, Ireland. The WACAP8 forum will take place on 20-21 February 2013. The World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP) was first launched in 1996 as a global network of municipal governments. Its ambition is to address the … [Read more...]

World Habitat Day: “Changing Cities, Building Opportunities”

World Habitat Day occurs on the first Monday of October. This year’s theme – “Changing Cities, Building Opportunities” - provides the occasion to reflect and act on how to make our cities and communities smarter, safer and more sustainable especially for women, youth and children. More people move to cities in the hope that cities may offer employment opportunities. But evidence shows that women and men do not enjoy them equally. Studies conducted last year by UN Women in five major … [Read more...]

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