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  • Harnessing the power of digital revolution for urban sustainability and prosperity

    As one of the most important global congresses on urban agenda, sustainable cities and human settlements, as well as an observance of Urban October, GFHS 2019 was successfully held on 5-6 September at UN Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dr. Eng. Seleshi Bekele, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy of Ethiopia, H.E. Raila Odinga, former Prime Minister of Kenya, High Representative for Infrastructure Development at the African Union Commission, and Mr. Oliver Chinganya, Director, African Center for Statistics and Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) attended and addressed the forum. The outcome document – Addis Ababa Declaration was adopted at the closing session, thus providing inputs to the World Urban Campaign activities and World Urban Forum 2020 in Abu Dhabi in February 2020.

    2019-09-20 MORE +
  • 14th Global Forum on Human Settlements to be convened on 5-6 September at the UNCC in Addis Ababa

    The 14th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2019) will be convened on 5 -6 September 2019 at the United Nations Conference Center in Addis Ababa (UNCC-AA). The forum will focus on “Sustainable Development of Cities and Human Settlements in the Digital Era”,

    2019-08-03 MORE +
  • Buildings and construction sector – Huge untapped potential for emission reductions

    “Buildings are a key driver of energy demand, and developments within the sector such as the growing uptake of air conditioners are having a big impact on energy and environmental trends at the global level,” said Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. “If we don’t make buildings more efficient, their rising energy use will impact us all, whether it be through access to affordable energy services, poor air quality or higher energy bills.”

    2019-01-11 MORE +
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