South American CORE Group Rep to attend World Urban Forum

South American CORE Group Rep to attend World Urban Forum

Mr Daniel Cano, our Coordinator of the Region for the South American Region is to attend the World Urban Forum which will focus on Urban Equity in Development - Cities for Life. The forum will also discuss the pressing issues for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Daniel will be attending and bringing his experience of road safety to the table equipped with knowledge of the international road safety crisis facing young people.


The World Urban Forum (WUF) is a non-legislative technical forum convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), hosted in a different city every two years, to examine the most pressing issues facing the world today in the area of human settlements, including rapid urbanization and its impact on cities, communities, economies, climate change and policies. It is the World’s Premier Conference on Cities.

The Forum gathers a wide range of experts from every walk of life. Participants at the Forum include, but are not limited to, national, regional and local governments, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, professionals, research institutions and academies, professionals, private sector, development finance institutions, foundations, media and United Nations organizations and other international agencies.

The WUF promotes the strong participation of Habitat Agenda partners and relevant international programmes, funds and agencies, thus ensuring their inclusion in the identification of new issues, the sharing of lessons learned and the exchange of best practices and good policies.

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Our CORE Group Representative for South America, Mr Daniel Cano, a native of Colombia will be attending the conference and will represent YOURS. He told us,

"The World Urban Forum is an open space to discus the future of the cities of the world. This is a great opportunity to introduce Road Safety as a fundamental part of the urban development agenda.  A sustainable city can only be built by having roads that save and protect lives. For this reason, this the time to advocate to include road safety in the Post-2015 agenda."

On the matter of including Road Safety in the SDGs Daniel has alread talked with Paula Caballero, the leader of the post-2015 agenda on the Colombian ministry of foreign affairs and member of the High Level Panel for the Post-2015 agenda. She is considering including the four road safety targets in her proposal proposal.

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Daniel will be reporting after the event with a written news report for the YOURS website and will give his take on his experience in the forum so stay tuned for that!

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