Delegates stress global development goals, improved urban planning at UN Forum

Stressing the need for investment in efforts to reach global development goals as a means to end poverty, one of the key speakers at the United Nations World Urban Forum III called on delegates not to “let to our leaders off the hook," while others highlighted the need for better planning as a means of improving city life in a rapidly urbanizing world.

At UN World Urban Forum, a tale of two cities with common way forward

It was a tale of two cities – one battered into rubble by war, the other at the cutting edge of technology – as the United Nations World Urban Forum reached the half-way mark of its weeklong session aimed at averting poverty and despair among a global population that is expected to double to 4 billion people in the next 30 years.