31 March 2016, Kobe, Geneva – New data on the health of city-dwellers in almost 100 countries show that as the world’s urban population continues to grow, health inequities – especially between the richest and poorest urban populations – are a persistent challenge, according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United
Karachi 29 March 2016—UN-Habitat and UNICEF in collaboration with the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Girls Sports Society, organised a football tournament in Karachi as part of their awareness campaign with the youth of the country to raise voice for better water, better jobs in celebration of the World Water Day 2016. The tournament provided an
Mexico City, 24 March 2016 – Top officials from UN-Habitat and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy signed an agreement in Mexico City this month to create a pilot for a global municipal fiscal database that will result in the reporting of fiscal data for select cities in Asia, Latin America and Africa. The signing
Kathmandu Source: Wikipedia,Royonx ; CC0 Kathmandu 24 March 2016– The UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund in collaboration with HANDS International, a national non-profit organization in Nepal last week conducted a Youth Fund Management training and workshop for youth-led organizations in Kathmandu. The training is part of Urban Youth Fund capacity building commitment to empowering and supporting
Da Nang, Vietnam 24 March 2016– 46 students from three continents recently attended the 10-day Da Nang Summer School in the Central Vietnamese city. The summer school was spearheaded by the Rapid Planning project and jointly organized by the Technical University of Berlin, the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus Senftenberg, the Da Nang University of Architecture
Download PDF Version CONSULTANCY JOB OPENINGIssued on: 24th March 2016 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Urban Economy Branch, UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: N/A FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Municipal Finance and Local Development Consultant DURATION: 122 Days (spread over 10 months) CLOSING DATE: 6th April 2016 BACKGROUND The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It
View of Midtown Manhattan at night Source: Wikipedia © Dmitry Avdeev; CC BY-SA 3.0 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City#/media/ New York, 23 March 2016— During the 60th session on the Commission for the Status of Women, UN-Habitat hosted the side event Safer Cities +20: Public Space and Gender. The side-event highlighted the importance of public space in the realization of
Nairobi 21 March 2016– Starting in Nairobi, Kenya and ending in Abuja, Nigeria, UN-Habitat and its partners the Major Group for Children and Youth sprinted across Africa to raise awareness and recognize the value of youth in the new urban agenda – Habitat III. In three events which engaged over 500 youth representing youth-led agencies
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Many cities are currently facing serious challenges of ineffective development control systems, informal and often chaotic peri-urban expansion, a proliferation of informal housing and livelihood activities, poor connectivity, traffic congestion and energy inefficiency, among others. Cities are increasingly facing environmental challenges, including how to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions and the increasing impacts of anthropogenic
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The shift towards a predominantly urban world makes the process of urbanization one of the most significant global trends of the 21st century. The significant transformation that has occurred in recent decades has given greater understanding and recognition to the role of urbanization in development. Towards Habitat III, UN-Habitat has concentrated efforts to re-establish the