30 November 2017, Bellagio Italy – Despite an estimated one billion people around the world living in slums, many global data collection exercises including censuses do not track spatial distinctions of populations living in places identified as slums. Today, slums are often invisible in official statistics, generally hidden within urban averages. Yet the spaces people
Nairobi, November 27, 2017– UN-Habitat has signed a cooperation agreement with the Politecnico di Milano, Italy to carry out a feasibility study for the closure of the Ngong Town illegal dumpsite and to design and construct a modern integrate municipal waste to energy plant. Solid waste arises from a wide range of human activities including
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT                                                                                  Issued on 24th November 2017                                     ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat DUTY STATION: Nairobi FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Consultancy services to support resource mobilization and project implementation for WASH DURATION Six months CLOSING DATE: 01 December 2017 BACKGROUND The Urban Basic Services Branch (UBSB) aims at increasing equitable access to urban basic services
  Download PDF Version China: Consultant – World Cities Day (application deadline: 4 December 2017)   Source: unhabitat.org
Kindly note that the UN Habitat-IOM-UCLG joint OpEd is now available in French and Spanish. Source: unhabitat.org
On 13th – 16th November, UN-Habitat kick-started the Public Space Programme in Kalobeyei though a first participatory design workshop with youth from refugees and host communities. In addition to the host community, seven different nationalities were involved in the workshop. The Public Space Programme will establish a network of public spaces designed, implemented and maintained
November 21, 2017, Some fifty-seven persons and dignitaries of the Ministry of Town Planning, Housing and the Living Environment, the media and the United Nations gathered in the conference hall of the Ministry to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of Togo and UN-Habitat. Prior to the signing, three
20th September, Barcelona – Under the theme, Empower Cities, Empower people, the 2017 edition of Smart City Expo World Congress (#SCEWC17) took place this month in Barcelona. UN-Habitat signed an agreement with the event organizers through which the programme will become a strategic partner in this and future editions of the global event. For UN-Habitat, this
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) for Cooperation Partners for Agreement of Cooperation Building a Vision for a People-Centered Public Transport in Kenya    Date first published: 15 November 2017 Deadline for submissions of EoIs: 28 November 2017 Introduction Under the framework of the project “Promoting Sustainable Transport Solutions
Geneva 16 November 2017–Representatives of Armenia, Moldova, Serbia and Tajikistan last week attended the joint UN-Habitat and UNECE final regional workshop of the UN Development Account 9th tranche project “Strengthening national capacities for sustainable housing and urban development in countries with economies in transition”. The workshop was held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 10 November 2017