16.12.2009 -

World Urban Forum V will be hosted in Brazil

© Flickr/Luciano SilvaRio de Janeiro - wonderful city, full of enchantments, Brazil

The Forum established by the United Nations to examine the rapid urbanization and its impacts will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 22 to 26 of March 2010. The event, in partnership with UNESCO and Brazilian Government, will draw together participants from all over the world working for cities sustainability.

The World Urban Forum V: The Right to the City – Bridging the Urban Divide was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing problems facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies.

It brings together government leaders, ministers, mayors, diplomats, members of national, regional and international associations of local governments, non-governmental and community organizations, professionals, academics, grassroots women’s organizations, youth and slum dwellers groups as partners working for better cities.

The fifth session in Rio builds on the lessons and successes of the previous four events.




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