Nairobi, 28 Feb 2018 – With support from the Government of Japan, UN-Habitat has partnered with UNHCR and the Turkana County Government in Kenya to implement an integrated spatial development framework which promotes climate resilient infrastructure for sustainable livelihoods. Pilot projects for sustainable shelter, public space and sanitation that align humanitarian responses with development priorities
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Issued on 27 February 2018 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat DUTY STATION: Nairobi FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Project Consultant – Sustainable Urban Mobility DURATION 12 months CLOSING DATE: 7 March 2018 BACKGROUND The Urban Basic Services Branch (UBSB) of UN-Habitat aims at increasing equitable access to urban basic services which comprise water, sanitation, solid waste management,
Project Title: “Improving Tenure Security of Smallholder Farmers in Select Areas in the Philippines” Background The Global Land Tool Network, as facilitated by UN-Habitat, is an alliance of international, regional and national partners working together to “securing land and property rights for all” through the development of pro-poor and gender responsive land tools and approaches
New York 27 January 2018—UN-Habitat Executive Director Ms. Maimunah Mohamed Sharif believes that there was a great value in the United Nation’s Joint Fund in empowering cities. “UN-Habitat sees great value in the Joint Fund’s ability to further the role of cities in reducing poverty, and in driving sustainable, inclusive growth,” Ms. Sharif said in
Occupancy Certificates for Residents of Informal Urban Areas Herat, 26 February 2018: The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has officially launched the issuance of land occupancy certificates (OCs) for residents of informal urban areas.  In a symbolic ceremony in the province of Herat, five hundred Afghan households received the first occupancy certificates (OCs) under
Kuala Lumpur 22 February 2018— On the sidelines of the World Urban Forum 9 in Kuala Lumpur some 28 participants representing national and local authorities, several UN agencies, development partners, civil society organizations and academia actively contributed in the kick-off “working session” of the participatory drafting process for the Guiding Principles for Urban-Rural Linkages. The
Kabul, 21 February 2018 – The prosperity of nations is closely related to the prosperity of their cities. Cities worldwide account for more than 80% of global GDP. In Afghanistan, a country affected by longstanding conflict which has led to large numbers of internally displaced persons and returning refugees, cities play a key role as
Dienstag, der 20. Februar 2018
On Friday 9 February, at the World Urban Forum 9 in Kuala Lumpur, the two winners of the 2017 World Habitat Awards took centre stage and received their trophies. Rafael Tuts, Director Programme Division UN-Habitat, and David Ireland, World Habitat Director, presented the trophies to the Post-Haiyan Self-Recovery Housing Programme and Mutual Housing at Spring Lake. David
Kuala Lumpur, 20 February 2018 – Arcadis (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets, announced it has renewed its support for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) through signing a two-year agreement to continue to be a partner of the World Urban Campaign. At the same time,