“Half the world’s people now live in towns and cities. In little more than a generation, two-thirds of the global population will be urban. As the proportion of humanity living in the urban environment grows, so too does the need to strengthen the urban focus of our efforts to reduce global poverty and promote sustainable development.”
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
To read the full message of the UN Secretary General for World Habitat Day on October 1, 2012, please click here.