Habitat Professionals Forum Steering Committee met in Istanbul during the UIA Congress

Istanbul, Turkey 4 July 2005

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Dr. Lars Reutersward, UN-Habitat, Prof. Holger Magel, Ms. Aydan Erim, UIA and Mr. Selman Ergyden, UN-Habitat at the HPF Steering Committee meeting in Istanbul.

On occasion of the XXII World Congress of UIA Congress (International Union of Architects) in Istanbul 3–7 July 2005 there was a Workshop organised by the Habitat Professionals Forum. In addition to the workshop the Steering Committee of the Habitat Professionals Forum (HPF) had its meeting. Chair of the HFP Prof. Holger Magel welcomed the representative of UN-Habitat Dr. Lars Reutersward, Director of Global Division who is responsible for the 3rd World Urban Forum to be held in 2006 in Vancouver, Canada and Mr. Selman Erguden, Head of UN Housing Rights Program and Ms. Aydan Erim, representative of UIA and member of organizing committee of the UIA Congress in Istanbul. The most inspiring outcome of the meeting was the clear expression of UN-Habitat representatives that the HPF is regarded as a very important professional partner for UN-Habitat at the global level and that it is therefore asked to make strong contributions to the program of the 3rd WUF in Vancouver in June 2006.