- Monday, 28/07/2014
- Wednesday, 23/07/2014
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by UN member states in 2000 have successfully focused world attention and action on ending extreme poverty in all its forms. The fifteen-year MDG period will be completed at the end of 2015.
Urbanization will be the defining trend over the next several decades. Cities are home to extreme deprivation and environmental degradation with one billion people living in slums. At the same time, roughly 75% of global economic activity is urban, and as the urban population grows, so will the urban share of global GDP and investments.
- Tuesday, 22/07/2014
Between last June 24 and 27, the city of Mashhad welcomed young citizens to debate the main structure and activities of METROPOLIS Youth, the new sphere of action of our association, which will be officially launched in the 11th METROPOLIS World Congress in Hyderabad.
Organized by Mashhad’s Young Consultants Group, with the support of the city’s International Scientific Cooperation Office, the METROPOLIS Youth Strategic Meeting served to establish an action plan for METROPOLIS Youth for the next three years, to be integrated with the METROPOLIS 2015-2017 Action Plan.
- Monday, 21/07/2014
During the World Urban Forum in Medellin, METROPOLIS initiated discussion with World Health Organization, WHO, on their common view concerning the growing need to have health equity placed in the center of the debate around UN Millenium Development goals, and how the international community must encourage achieving of universal health coverage and influence the Habitat III agenda on urban equity.