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Khadar ... Abu Dhabi will be transformed

WUF10 agenda in tune with Abu Dhabi sustainability goals

ABU DHABI, January 14, 2020

The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) is now working to host the activities of the tenth session of the World Urban Forum, in partnership with UN-Habitat, said Mohamed Al Khadar Al Ahmed, Executive Director of Strategic Affairs at DMT and General Coordinator of the World Urban Forum said.
This event takes place in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi from February 8 to 13, held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
“Today, we find ourselves facing a major responsibility towards organising the activities of the tenth session of the World Urban Forum, where for five days, Abu Dhabi will be transformed into a bustling hub and focal point for experts all around the world in smart and sustainable cities and sustainable urban development,” he said.
There has been an announcement for more than 100 ministers and about 20 thousand people from more than 160 countries. From here, we had to formulate a clearly defined agenda for the World Urban Forum’s discussions and sessions during the six days of its convening.
“In DMT, we look forward to cooperating with local and international partners, UN-Habitat, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, to make this event the most attended and diversified session of the Forum compared to the previous sessions since it started in 2001.”
The recommendations and results of the tenth session of the World Urban Forum will have a significant impact upon achieving the vision of integrated and sustainable urban growth in Abu Dhabi. 
The DMT vision does not only cover Abu Dhabi, however – this also covers a series of countries around the world for several generations to come. The approach is in line with the continuous development of the urban environments of the Emirates, where Abu Dhabi is particularly quick to improve and develop the social, economic, environmental and cultural dimensions of urban development.
“We were determined to adopt an agenda that includes several major themes for the discussions and sessions of the tenth session of the World Urban Forum, and carries with it legal implications prepared by UN-Habitat such as exploring the current status of urban law in cities and towns at the global level, understanding the role that urban law plays in facilitating good urban development, and defining and reinforcing urban law methodologies and mechanisms that promote sustainable human settlements development,” he added.


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