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FUTA to host 2016 UN world cities report

The Federal University of Technology Akure says it will host the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat’s  inauguration of World Cities Report 2016 with the theme, ‘Urbanisation and development: Emerging futures.’

According to the institution, the event, which will hold on August 18 2016, will be inaugurated by the Director, Regional Office for Africa, UN-Habitat, Prof. Oyebanji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, under the chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor, FUTA, Prof. Adebiyi Daramola.

“The launch is aimed at taking stock of urban development over the last two decades since the Habitat II Conference in 1996 with a view to formulating an urban agenda for 21st century,” the Head, FUTA Information and Protocol Unit, Adegbenro Adebanjo, said in statement.

“This new urban agenda that will be decided upon during the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016 should integrate the notion of urban prosperity with the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability in order to create vibrant and sustainable cities that can meet the demand and challenges of the 21st Century,” he added.

Originally published in The Punch Newspaper

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