Med, UN Habitat
Project Manager and UNMISS Spokesperson
Human settlement officer Bernhard Barth from UN Habitat
regional office for Asia and the Pacific stressed the importance of "building back better.
The UN Habitat
program's theme for this year is "Cities and Climate Change.
The winner of the UN habitat
award, this project is at the epicenter of the low cost housing movement in India and in a sense globally.
The minister on behalf of the provincial government assured full cooperation to the team of UN Habitat
for success of the proposed project and asked them for presentation of formal recommendations to the government as soon as possible.
Of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , Nasir Ghafoor Khan and Behaviour Change Communications, Office of UN Habitat
, Jannat Durrani were present on the occasion.
project director Alioune Badiane also praised Bahrain's contribution to habitats in the last 12 years, paying tribute to the role of Prince Khalifa in protecting them.
This medal reflects Bahrain's respect for the UN Habitat
programme for its pioneering role in spearheading sustained development," Ms Tibaijuka said.
The session saw interventions from the Deputy Governor of Jakarta, Indonesia, the World Bank, ISOCARP, Cities Footprint Project, San Diego State University, UN Habitat
, and was moderated by Yunus Arikan of ICLEI.
The UN Habitat
III Summit is expected to result in the adoption of the New Urban Agenda, an international declaration that will strengthen the political commitment among participating countries for the sustainable development of cities, towns and other human settlements across the globe for the next 20 years.
Pontus Westerberg, Digital Projects Officer at UN-Habitat noted that UN Habitat
and Mojag the creator of Minecraft have a global partnership called Block by Block, which aims to involve youth in the planning process in urban areas by giving them the opportunity to show planners and decision makers how they would like to see their cities in the future.