On the sidelines of the ninth World Urban Forum (WUF 9), Feridoun Babaei Aghdam, head of urbanism and architecture commission of Tabriz city council, stated that Tabriz should participate in various international forums to boost transitional interactions and share its experiences with the other cities.
Babaei Aghdam later pointed to the presence of the poorest countries of Africa and criticized absence of Iran’s metropolises in this forum and asked for the local organizations participation in such forums.
Continuing his remarks, he touched on the gravity of tackling over the marginalization issues and requested all the NGOs and private sectors supports in this direction.
The biennial World Urban Forum (WUF) is a non-legislative technical forum convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) held since 2002.
Since the first meeting in Nairobi, Kenya in 2002 the number and diversity of participants have increased exponentially, peaking in WUF7 held in Medellin, Colombia, in 2014.
“Led by a strong spirit of collaboration, creativity and innovation, we share our aspirations for the future of cities 2030 as the cities for all where no-one and no place is left behind”, is a note from declaration issued at the end of this forum.