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Director-General Opens Exhibition “Building the Future We Want” on Occasion of World Habitat Day

Director-General Opens Exhibition “Building the Future We Want” on Occasion of World Habitat Day

1 October 2012

The Director-General opened the "Building the Future We Want", organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on the occasion of World Habitat Day. The Director-General noted the growing urbanization of the world and its negative and positive consequences, highlighting the correlation between urbanization and development. He also mentioned sustainability as a priority issue for the United Nations and applauded the exhibition’s focus on sustainable housing projects.