Secretary-General Guterres expressed his gratitude to Dr. Joan Clos for his dedicated service to the Organization on 22 December 2017, coinciding with the end of his tenure as Executive Director of UN-Habitat on 31 December 2017. Dr. Joan Clos joined the United Nations Human Settlements Programme in October 2010, being the first mayor to occupy
Following nomination by the Secretary-General, the General Assembly, on 22 December 2017, elected Maimunah Mohd Sharif of Malaysia as Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). She succeeds Joan Clos of Spain to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service to the Organization. Dr. Clos led UN-Habitat during the pivotal
Nairobi, 30 December 2017 – Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, and Sara Hradecky, High Commissioner of Canada to Kenya visited Mathare, one of the largest informal settlements in Kenya to learn more about United Nations Human Settlements Programme work in informal
Kalobeyei 27 December 2017— A senior diplomat from the Japanese embassy in Nairobi Mr. Ito Yo last week visited the construction site of UN-Habitat’s community centre for refugees and host community to see firsthand the progress of the project. During the visit where he was well received by both the project beneficiaries and UN-Habitat staff
Mittwoch, der 27. Dezember 2017
PLAF is a self-assessment tool to be used during focus groups to preliminary identify strengths and weakness of an urban planning system. The PLAF looks at all the laws, regulations, and decrees applicable in a city, enacted at different levels. It takes into account only black letter law, but will stimulate the discussion on the
Kalobeyei, 22 December 2017 – UN-Habitat has been supporting integrated refugee and host communities in Turkana County, Kenya with support from the Government of Japan since 2016. After the successful completion of the spatial development framework, UN-Habitat is engaged in a community stabilization programme aimed at promoting peaceful coexistence and supporting the host and refugee
22 December 2017 –  Over 400 youth selected based on their contributions to peacebuilding and development initiatives, from across Somalia, came together to celebrate what can be achieved when youth are active agents of change and peace in their societies, as the second National Youth Conference was held in Somalia. The conference aimed at identifying
New York, 20 December 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Chairpersons of the regional groups of Member States, today informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Maimunah Mohd Sharif of Malaysia as the next Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN‑Habitat). Ms. Sharif is currently Mayor of the
Yaounde, 14 December 2017 “I call on you to explore knowledge, experiences and practices that further enhance our cooperation in slum upgrading,” said Honourable Jean Claude Mbwentchou, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development in Cameroon, during the 2nd International Conference on Canadian, Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization that took place from 8-14 December 2017 in
A delegation from the Government of Japan is in Kalobeyei between 18-20th December monitoring UN-Habitat activities in the Kalobeyei new settlement. The delegation is accompanied by the project team at UN-Habitat and representatives from Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) and the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) who are working in collaboration with Water