Cuba participates in 9th World Urban Forum

Kuala Lumpur, February 8- A Cuban delegation headed by Dr. Anelys Marichal, Director General of Territorial Planning and Urbanism of Cuba, participates in the 9th World Urban Forum that was inaugurated today in Malaysia and will run until February 13.

The Cuban representatives intervened in the parallel segment, with the work "Implementation of the new urban agenda" where they exposed the experiences of Cuba in this issue and highlighted the fact that the country was able to produce a national action plan in just one year. the achievement of this important agenda that taxes the sustainable development of cities and is in accordance with the sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

The 9th World Urban Forum takes place under the theme "Cities 2030, Cities for all: Implementation of the New Urban Agenda" and has the participation of 173 countries. For the first time it takes place in Malaysia and for the second time in Asia, with China being the first country to host it in 2008.

The world urban forum has a non-legislative technical character and is convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) since 2002.

It is recognized as the world's leading arena for interaction between policymakers, local governments, non-governmental organizations and expert professionals in the field of sustainable urban development and human settlements.