Nairobi, 31 October 2016—Raphael Obonyo, a Youth from Korogocho Slums in Nairobi, has been named the Runner-Up in the 2016 UN Persons of the Year for his contribution to youth empowerment In an announcement by the UN Information Centre (UNIC) Obonyo was feted for being an influential voice of African youth to policy makers. He
This paper explores on how one of the most vulnerable populations in Beirut, Syrian refugees,1 realise their security interests in the face of both the threat and actuality of violence, within plural provision arrangements. It focuses on the local dynamics in two neighbourhoods of metropolitan Beirut, which are not necessarily found elsewhere in Lebanon; contrasts Syrian security perceptions and
Lebanon’s refugee crisis has highlighted the need for much closer coordination among the various organisations and local authorities involved in the response. A new study1 has laid the groundwork for a series of recommendations, set out in this briefing, on how national, local and international humanitarian actors can work together more effectively to enhance urban refugee responses in Lebanon and perhaps
Donnerstag, der 27. Oktober 2016
Quito, 26October 2016 – UN-Habitat organised a side event at Habitat III together with the Global Alliance for Urban Crises to discuss how the New Urban Agenda can advance the nexus of humanitarian, development and recovery work in an effort to adapt humanitarian action to an increasingly urban world. Dr. Aisa Kacyira, Deputy Executive Director
Quito, 26 October 2016 – Women Roundtable was organised at Habitat III to discuss the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and its relations to gender equality and the empowerment of women. The Women Roundtable brought together a wide range of speakers from academia, grassroots and international organisations who in different ways emphasised the essential
Lebanon 26 October 2016– UN-Habitat working in partnership with UNICEF raised awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap through entertaining advocacy events which targeted 850 children of different ages from the hosting communities and the Syrian Lebanon. In coordination with Clown Me In, a professional and enthusiastic team, children learned about the importance
                                                                                                           Issued on: 25 October 2016 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat DUTY STATION: Hargeisa, Somaliland with regular travel to other towns in the Somali Region FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Consultant DURATION: 2 work Months CLOSING DATE: 1st November 2016   BACKGROUND The UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery for Somalia (JPLG) has established an important
Samstag, der 22. Oktober 2016
21 October 2016 – The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development  has wrapped up in Quito, Ecuador, with delegations adopting the New Urban Agenda – a new framework that that lays out how cities should be planned and managed to best promote sustainable urbanization. “We have analyzed and discussed the challenges that
Donnerstag, der 20. Oktober 2016
by UN Habitat Deputy Executive Director,  Ms Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, and the OECD Development Centre Director, Mr Mario Pezzini, on their commitment to cooperate to address cities’ financing gap The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are pleased to participate at the
Mittwoch, der 19. Oktober 2016
Quito, Ecuador: 19 October – The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) is the latest of 46 partners to endorse the Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning, launched by UN Habitat and partners at the 2015 Paris Climate Summit (COP-21). On 17 October 2016, UN Habitat, ISOCARP and other endorsing partners launched