Transport & Urban Development

Nice, 30 September 2017. UfM Deputy Secretary General Amb. Ihab Fahmy participated as keynote speaker in the Euro-Mediterranean Conference of Cities on the Prevention of Radicalisation, held in Nice on 29 and 30 September 2017.

The Conference was chaired by Christian Estrosi, President of the Réseau des Villes Euromed [Euromed Cities Network], with the participation of Julian King, European Union Commissioner for the Security Union and Amb. Hatem Atallah, Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation. The Conference also gathered several mayors and governors of cities from the North a...

•With one of the fastest urbanisation rates worldwide, the Mediterranean region will need an estimated €60 billion worth of investment in urban infrastructure in the next 20 years. •Supported by the active involvement of its 43 Member States, the UfM is committed to implementing a UfM Urban Agenda that ensures urban sustainability, resilience and better quality of life for people in the region.

Barcelona, 2 October 2017. Currently 60% of the Mediterranean’s population is living in urban areas. With one of the fastest urbanisation rates worldwide, the region’s urban population is expec...

•Intra-Mediterranean maritime trade flows account for nearly 25% of global traffic volume. •With a total value of €520 million, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) supports three labelled projects targeting the maritime transport, trade and logistics sectors. •Supported by the active involvement of its 43 Member States, the UfM is committed to building on the great potential of the Mediterranean maritime sector to facilitate trade, transport and mobility in the region, while placing people at the centre of its projects and initiatives.

Barcelona, 28 September 2017. The Mediter...

Dubai, 24 September 2017.- UfM Deputy Secretary General Amb. Ihab Fahmy participated in the Open House and Transport Report Launch Event, organised by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 24 September 2017. He also addressed the UITP MENA Executive Committee, which is responsible for overseeing and providing strategic direction for UITP activities in the MENA region.

In addition to presenting the key findings of the Transport Report and the most important developments in public transport in MENA cities, the event gathered key players ...

The UfM Secretariat held today in New York City the High-Level Roundtable “Towards implementing the New Urban Agenda in the Mediterranean Region” following the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on the New Urban Agenda and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) The Mediterranean region is characterized by one of the fastest urbanization rates worldwide - almost 60% of its people are already living in urban areas. The UfM Urban Agenda represents an action-oriented roadmap for the future aimed at ensuring urban sustainability and resilience with greater socio-economic impact o...

Prague, 23 June 2017. UfM Deputy Secretary General Ihab Fahmy participated as a keynote speaker in the annual European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN) Conference, held in Prague, Czech Republic on 22 and 23 June 2017.

The ESDN Conference convened this year under the title “Strategic Governance for Sustainable Development: New developments and approaches in the context of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs”, gathered policy makers and experts from all over Europe to discuss concrete steps to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and also consider new, innovative app...