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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 13:56
After a decade, City Corporation Elections was held in Dhaka on 28 April, 2015. Before the election, the mayoral candidates participated in debates and different events to show their commitments towards a sustainable city. World Vision acknowledges that children living in urban poverty remain especially vulnerable to human rights violations with slum environments associated with adverse health,... Read more
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:19
Land and Land use in Uganda are central to the actualisation of the core Constitutional values of human dignity, equality and the advancement of human rights and fundamental freedoms.     In Uganda, land is owned under the four land tenure systems of Mailo; Leasehold, Freehold and Customary. The country also has a high percentage of people living in the rural areas carrying out primitive land use... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 09:24
By 2050, nearly three-quarters of the global population will live in cities. This is one of the biggest sustainability challenges and opportunities facing humanity. This week I’ve had the privilege of discussing this megatrend at the World Cities Summit in Singapore with city leaders and other key voices on urban development and sustainability.As I said today in the Summit’s Opening Plenary, my... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 09:07
Over 25,000 delegates have gathered in Medellin, Colombia for the seventh UN Habitats' World Urban Forum “Urban Equity in Development - Cities for Life”, where the dominant theme is equality and inclusion. Speaking at its opening of the public area, Dr Joan Clos, the UN Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, told the crowd: “There can be no sustainable development if... Read more

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