The Moscow Urban Forum and UN-Habitat have agreed to a cooperation on an event which will be held in Zaryadye Park on 17–22 July 2018.
“The UN programme will oversee the track on sustainable development as part of the business programme of the forthcoming Forum.
UN-Habitat is a sign of quality, our partnership confirms the importance of the event in the international arena once again,” commented the Forum's General Director Denis Boykov. “It’s difficult to overestimate the role UN-Habitat plays in cooperation on sustainable urban development. The organisation implements over 300 programmes and projects in more than 90 countries, dealing with infrastructure development, urban management and improving the quality of life in cities. In addition, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be signed at the Forum, and we expect the arrival of high-ranking UN representatives to Moscow.”
We recall that in February 2018, the Moscow Urban Forum team took part in the World Urban Forum, organised by UN-Habitat and the Government of Malaysia. At the round table entitled “Urban Transformations in the Cities of Russia in the Period of Major Events and the Transitional Economy” Denis Boykov presented the forthcoming Forum in Zaryadye Park and the results of its work over seven years.
UN-Habitat was established in 1978. It is the leading institution for implementing the Habitat Agenda and coordinating settlement development in the United Nations system, which focuses on two priority areas: adequate shelter for all and sustainable urban development. The mission of UN-Habitat is to promote programmes aimed at providing every inhabitant of the world with housing in socially and environmentally sustainable settlements. In 2016, the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), which was held in Quito, adopted the New Urban Development Programme. The programme represents a common vision for a more sustainable future in which everyone has equal rights and access to the benefits and opportunities provided by cities, and in which, in order to achieve this sustainable future, the international community rethinks the urban systems and the physical form of urban space.