Ministers Roundtable

National Action for Equity in Cities and Development

National Action for Equity in Cities and Development At the 7th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF7), national governments and their representatives, being a key constituency among the Habitat Agenda partners, will be given a prime opportunity during a Roundtable session to contribute substantively to the above theme and to exchange their experiences in addressing the challenges of inequality in cities and development on a day-to-day basis.

More concretely, the Roundtable of Ministers will be expected to reflect on the topic of “national action for equity in cities and development”, a subject derived from the overall theme of WUF7 and laying a particular emphasis on the responsibility and action to be taken by national governments in order to create equitable urban systems in support of both cities and development. Equitable cities and equitable development both have one crucial thing in common, namely: their linkage with sustainability, so essential for the future of humanity in this urban century. Equitable cities and development may be enabled by policies and legislation, but they both require firm and determined action by national governments to make them efficient and operational.

This is a closed session. 

Tuesday, 8 8:30am - 11:30am | Grand Salon Room 5 and 6

Moderator

Mark Eddo

Speakers

Showiesh Dowaih
Minister of Housing
Saudi Arabia

Shuan L.S. Donovan
Secretary
Department of Housing and Urban Development, USA 

Johannes Hahn
European Commissioner
Regional Policy, EU

Gata Ngoulou
Minister of Finance
CHAD 

Germán Nivello
Head of MINURVI Technical Secretariat
Argentina

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