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Mayor of Yakutsk took part in the VII session of the World Urban Forum In Colombia

Aisen Nikolayev as a speaker spoke at the round table of mayors devoted to achieving equality in cities.

The purpose of the round table is to involve the leaders of local authorities in the preparation of the agenda of the upcoming 2016 world conference on urban development "Habitat III". Among the participants of the round table are the leaders of Johannesburg, Sao Paulo, Santiago, Barcelona, ​​Zapopan, Delft, Seoul, Nanjing, Budapest, Dakar and others.

According to the Department of Public Relations of the Yakutsk mayor's office, Aisen Nikolaev made a report in which he outlined the main issues that the world community needs to take into account in order to give concrete answers for the citizens in the new century. For this, it is necessary to take into account the geographical and climatic conditions in which the citizens live, to involve them in the development of urban infrastructure, to help preserve the culture of the peoples inhabiting the cities. Aisen Nikolayev told the participants of the round table on the climatic features of the city of Yakutsk, which require a specific solution to the problems of heating, electricity, construction on permafrost.

Also, the Mayor of Yakutsk reported on the work done as the vice-president of the United Nations and United Local Government World Organization and told about plans to work in the framework of membership in this organization in the field of activities to promote civil society and preserve cultural heritage.

Information: The World Urban Forum is the world's main conference on urban issues, which is held in different cities of the world every two years. The forum is convened by UN-Habitat and addresses the most pressing issues of human settlements development, including high rates of urbanization and its impact on the economy, politics and climate change.

The current VII conference was held in the city of Medellin in Colombia with 5 on 11 April 2014. More than 10 000 participants from 160 countries took part in the forum. During the six days of the forum, its participants will participate in dozens of events (discussions, discussions, debates) on "Urban equality in development - cities for life". The forum also hosts an exhibition of urban achievements, a youth conference, organizational events of the UN and UCLG structures.

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