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According to the new Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report the top five global threats in the World for 2020 are all related to the environment. These risks require integrated action at all levels of government.

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has launched the third episode of its “Make Change Happen” podcast. This newest episode “Seizing opportunities for urban change” looks at how IIED’s local-to-global urban work…

The tenth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10), convened by UN-Habitat, was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from the 8th to 13th of February 2020. It was the first time that an Arab country hosted the world’s foremost conference on…

The Agenda 2030 is set to expire ten years from now. 21 of its 169 SDG targets are meant to be reached this year alone. The year 2020 is thus being hailed as a 'super year' for activism and action by global advocacy groups.

EuropeAid has announced the 2020 Call for Proposals of the Partnership for Sustainable Cities.

“You can do it! You can start from your own level with whatever your pace is!” - With these words VLR-frontrunner Helsinki supported the launch of the European Handbook for SDG Voluntary Reviews at the 10th World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

Time and time again development efforts have been criticised for overlooking the needs of the most marginalised and vulnerable. In 2015, this call for more inclusive development was met by the successor of the Millennium Development Goals, the Agenda…

The Development Partners Network on Decentralisation and Local Governance (DeLoG) and the European Commission, DG DEVCO will discuss during the 10th World Urban Forum with different actors how it is possible to enable cities and municipalities to…

In 1995, at the Fourth World Conference on Women the global community agreed that advancing women’s rights is of utmost importance. Subsequently, they adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. 25 years later working towards gender…

Dr. Rene Peter Hohmann is the Head of Global Programmes at the Cities Alliance (CA) Secretariat, hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).