Nunukan: Transformation for Better Services to Local People

Mayor Asmin Laura Hafid of Nunukan (North Kalimantan, Indonesia) was inaugurated on 1 June 2016. From that moment on, Mayor Laura has initiated a series of transformational actions aimed to provide better services for local people and improve the city’s welfare....

Decade of Action

With ten more years left for us to reach the targets set under the 2030 UN Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we would like to flash out the progress made in Asia and the Pacific region so far, and share the UN’s recently launched...

Guangzhou City Leads the Way for Better Care of Mother and Child

Breastfeeding is very important for both babies and mothers. Breast milk gives newborn infants rich nutrition and immunity for certain diseases. Breastfeeding also provides a physical and emotional connection between babies and their mothers, while enabling the latter...

World Urban Forum (WUF) 10

The World Urban Forum (WUF) was established in 2001 by the United Nations to address one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanisation and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. Convened by UN-Habitat, the...

5th South Asian Cities Summit

New age urban and economic developments are transforming the fundamental nature and structure of cities around the world. Alongside, cities are also facing challenges of extreme nature globally; from drought-like situations in Cape Town and Shimla to flooding in...

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