High-level opening ceremony of the Global Observance…

High-level opening ceremony of the Global Observance of World Habitat Day

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The United Nations General Assembly established the first Monday of October as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of cities, towns, and human settlements around the world. This year, UN-Habitat's Global Observance of World Habitat Day takes place on 3 October 2022 in the city of Balikesir, Republic of Türkiye.
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The theme of this day is "Mind the Gap. Leave No One and No Place Behind." Local action in cities is urgently needed to close the growing gap of urban inequalities due to COVID-19, climate and conflict.

Welcome address of the Mayor of Balikesir, Türkiye, Hon. Yücel Yılmaz Speech of the President of the World Ethnosport Confederation, H.E. Mr. Necmeddin Bilal Erdoğan Statement of the Governor of Balikesir, Hon. Mr. Hasan Şıldak Statement of the President of the UN-Habitat Assembly, H.E. Madame Martha Peralta Delgado Statement of the Minister of Environment, Urbanisation and Climate Change of the Republic of Türkiye, H.E. Mr. Murat Kurum Statement of the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif Video statement of the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety, Mr. Jean Todt

Presentation of the 2022 UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award and special recognition of the World Urban Forum legacy projects

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