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Alicante, Spain, 2 Jun 10

Sonia Castedo Ramos, the Mayor of Alicante, Spain, this week hosted the fourth session of the World Urban Campaign’s steering committee. UN-Habitat designated Alicante as model of sustainable development, a recognition framed in the World Urban Campaign’s 100 Cities Initiative

Details on the campaign and the 100 Cities Initiative can be seen in the latest edition of UN-HABITAT’s flagship magazine, Urban World and on our dedicated campaign page .The initiative also has its own website.

In April 2011 the City of Alicante will host the first 100 Cities Initiative Summit.

Ms. Inga Klevby, the Deputy Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, congratulated the committee for their hard work in preparing the launch of the World Urban Campaign and the 100 Cities initiative during the World Urban Forum in Rio in March.

More than 50 international partners representing public, business and civil society sectors, were represented at the meeting. They included Press Group, Arcadis, Veolia Environment, Siemens and Zerofootprint.

New international partners represented at the meeting included ENDA third world, an international NGO based in Dakar, Senegal, and the International Union of Architects.

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