KIGALI, 29 November 2018 – UN-Habitat and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have signed a global Memorandum of Understanding to promote cooperation on sustainable, climate-resilient and green urban development at the Africa Green Growth Forum. UN-Habitat and GGGI have committed to translating political will, official statements and concepts into concrete, actionable and bankable projects
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT           Issue Date: 14 November 2018 ORGANISATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat DUTY STATION: Nairobi, Kenya FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Associate Expert, Consultant DURATION 1 Year CLOSING DATE: 15 December 2018     ORGANISATIONAL SETTING UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities
Nairobi, 27 November 2018 – Speaking on the second day of the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif urged national and regional governments, mayors, regional development oganizations, UN entities and development partners to examine the findings of the UN-Habitat Youth Declar-Action and adopt its recommendations. In
November 2018, Barcelona, Spain –  Barcelona Resilience Week (BRW) brought together over 200 participants to discuss how to face the resilience challenges of our time. The week focused on harnessing the commitment of initiatives such as the Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient action, the Making Cities Resilient Campaign, city-to-city cooperation programmes and good practices from cities, academia, private
November 2018, Barcelona, Spain — The Lord Mayor of the capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila, Albert Sandy Daniel, and the Head of UN-Habitat’s Urban Basic Services Branch, André Dzikus, signed a Letter of Agreement (LoA) on 12 November to implement the City Resilience Profiling Tool (CRPT), a key UN-Habitat’s tool for building resilience at the
  The UN-Habitat Executive Director Ms.Maimunah Mohd Sharif speaking during the Governor and Mayors’ Convention on the second day of the  Sustainable Blue Economy Conference 2018 being held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) Nairobi Source:
Dienstag, der 27. November 2018
The Blue Economy is a term that stems from the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) held in 2012 where member states pledged to “protect and restore the health, productivity and resilience of oceans and marine ecosystem to maintain their diversity, enabling conservation and sustainable use for present and future”. Other Op-Ed Links: The People
Montag, der 26. November 2018
November 2018, Bogota – Young women and men in Colombia are working for peace. As part of the ‘Urban Peace Labs’ Programme, UN-Habitat and Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA) have run workshops with disadvantaged youth in Cali and Barranquilla, empowering young men and women to become leaders and change-agents in their communities. The second phase
Nairobi, 26 November 2018—Youth from across the globe gathered at the United Nations Office at Gigiri, Nairobi to discuss how to maximise the benefits of the Blue Economy. The Youth and the Blue Economy conference event was a curtain raiser for the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference  in Nairobi and featured the theme “Enhancing Youth Participation
  All about the blue economy :What does this mean for our country?part 1   All about the blue economy :What does this mean for our country?part 2 Source: