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World Urban Forum 10, Abu Dhabi, 6-13 February 2020.

WBU is happy to invite all IDA member organisations to nominate experts and qualified individuals from their membership/DPO networks to form part of the DPO delegation initiated and led by WBU to the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi, throughout 6-13th of February 2020.  The World Urban Forum is the largest global forum on urban development and is organised under the auspice of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat). It’s tenth session will have the theme:: Creating Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation. 

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World Cities Day - 31 October 2019

The World Blind Union (WBU) is observing World Cities Day on Thursday 31 October 2019 as designated by the UN. The Day is expected to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world.  The theme for this year is: Changing the world: innovations and better life for future generations. The general theme of World Cities Day is Better City, Better Life, while each year a different sub-theme is selected, to either promote successes of urbanization, or address specific challenges resulting from urbanization. Read more...