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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:45
As we kick off a new decade, environment takes center stage. For the first time, the top five global threats in the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report are all environmental. Climate action failure and biodiversity loss make the top five both in terms of likelihood and level of impact.  Critical action is needed to ensure an environmentally stable future, making it a central theme not only... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:40
Popular projects to plant more trees in cities may not protect residents from soaring and often deadly heat, say researchers   ABU DHABI - Popular projects to plant more trees and expand green space in cities may not protect residents from soaring and often deadly heat unless the efforts target those most in need of relief and bring communities closer, researchers and policymakers said. As record... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:36
Despite growing prosperity as a leading urban center in Latin America, Mexico City is confronting “a crisis situation in … terms of violence,” according to its Attorney General. Mexico City’s Head of Government Claudia Sheinbaum has made safety a top priority, leading an all-hands-on-deck meeting on security every day, seven days a week. An integrated strategy to address the root causes of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:22
Around the world, cities are evolving at an unprecedented pace, grappling with profound challenges driven by urbanization, demographics, and climate change. City leaders face extraordinary pressures to manage this growth and implement sustainable development strategies. As United Nations (U.N.) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recently remarked, “With more than half the world’s population,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:18
The concentration of growth in major cities, driven by the knowledge economy and the changing nature of work, may also increase their social inequality. Our research looked at cities in the US and Australia. We compared measures of the knowledge economy and social vulnerability of their metropolitan areas and plotted them together. Cities with above-average knowledge economies and below-average... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:09
The launch of the Flagship Programme on People-Focused Smart Cities at WUF10 UNHabitat/Waseem Ali Abu Dhabi, 10 February 2020 - UN-Habitat’s Executive Director, Ms Maimunah Mohd Sharif, has stated that the digital revolution should work for the benefit of everyone and not create further divisions. She was speaking during the launch of two Flagship Programmes encouraging action around the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:01
Abu Dhabi, 10 February 2020 - Policy makers, academics, thinkers and practitioners came together to discuss culture and innovation and their role in supporting sustainable urban development during the first Dialogue session at the Tenth World Urban Forum. The theme of the Tenth Session of the Forum is: Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation. UNESCO’s Assistant Director for... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020 - 18:56
Two years ago, Maimunah Mohd Sharif was plucked from her perch as mayor of Penang Island, Malaysia, to become the Executive Director of UN-Habitat. From managing a scenic municipality of 700,000 home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site — the historic city of George Town — she was thrust into the limelight of overseeing a sprawling portfolio of projects around the world. From helping war-torn Kabul... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020 - 18:07
Abu Dhabi, 9 February - The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum was officially opened by His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court accompanied by the Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, in a colourful, high tech ceremony at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 19:35
Cómo hacer un PowerPoint Haga una presentación en PowerPoint Después de completar la descarga de PowerPoint con fondos de matematicas para power point, es hora de tomar acción y hacer el mejor uso posible de este programa. Para ayudarle a hacer una presentación en PowerPoint, le explicaré las principales características de este programa y cómo utilizarlas. Crear una presentación con LibreOffice... Read more

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