In Cabo Verde it is still possible to reverse the issue of rapid urbanization – UN-Habitat Coordinator


Praia, Oct 2 (Inforpress) – The UN-Habitat coordinator in Cabo Verde, Janice da Silva, said today that it is still possible for the country to reverse the issue of rapid urbanization as a problem, given that it is a small State.

She said this idea in press statements at Praia City, in the margins of the celebration of World Habitat Day and the presentation ceremony of the first 40 urban ambassadors of good will in Cabo Verde, who will collaborate with UN-HABITAT in defense and implementation of the New Urban Agenda in the country.

“The theme of urbanization and habitat is on the public agenda of the country, there is a political, technical and civil society decision to work on the issue (…). In Cabo Verde, a small State, it is still possible to reverse this issue of rapid urbanization as a problem,” she stressed.

According to Janice da Silva, the problem of informal settlements is not only in Cabo Verde, but the whole world, since 60% of the world’s population live in cities and the country “does not escape the rule”, especially in the most tourist islands, such as Sal and Boa Vista, but also in Santiago and São Vicente.



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