H.E. Assem Al-Jazzar, Minister of Housing, formally inaugurated the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) Regional Workplace for Arab states and Egypt office.
UN-Habitat Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS), established in 2011, and hosted by the Arabic Republic of Egypt, has a mandate to offer policy recommendation, technical cooperation and capability constructing for eighteen nations throughout the Arab region in addition to providing tools and help for regional mechanisms to coordinate collaboration within the fields of urban growth and housing.
Since its birth, the regional office of the Arab States has grown with packages spanning throughout the four Domains of Change of UN-Habitat: Decreasing Poverty and Spatial Inequality; Enhanced Shared Prosperity; Strengthening Local Weather Motion and Enhancing the City Setting; and City Disaster Prevention and Response, due to the assist of companions.
In the course of the opening, Dr. Assem Al-Jazzar expressed his appreciation for the partnership between the Egyptian authorities and the United Nations Human Settlements Program the place the federal government of Egypt has been supporting UN-Habitat because the United Nations Convention on Housing and Sustainable City Improvement (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador, October 2016. Egypt, together with United Nations Member states, endorsed the New City Agenda and dedicated to work collectively in the direction of a paradigm shift in the way in which we plan, construct, and handle our cities. Also strengthen the function of UN-Habitat in first the best way in the direction of a sustainable city setting for all, leaving nobody and no place behind.
With a high inhabitant development price in Egypt roughly 2% and present inhabitants of 100 million, 43% of which dwell in city areas and is anticipated to achieve over 60% by 2050. It’s crucial that Egypt also equip itself to face the challenges of urbanization and handle it in an environment-friendly method to maximize and seize the values created, optimizing the returns on funding, from the social and financial views.