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  • New Urban Agenda adopted at Habitat III

    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...

    • Posted October 22, 2016
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  • ISOCARP endorses City Climate publication

    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...

    • Posted October 19, 2016
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  • Mayor Sally Lee, Sorsogon, launches ‘Addressing Climate Change in National Urban Policy’ publication at Habitat III

    Quito, 18 October 2016 – UN Habitat on Tuesday launched, ‘Addressing Climate Change in National Urban Policy,’ a guide developed to assist all National Urban Policy stakeholders to better understand the intersection between National Urban Policy and...

    • Posted October 19, 2016
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  • Urban Planning and Design Lab Premieres Urban Labs Movie at Habitat III

    Quito, 19 October 2016— – UN Habitat’s Urban Planning and Design Lab, with participation from partners and stakeholders held the premiere of the Urban Labs Movie opening to rave reviews and a full house at the ongoing...

    • Posted October 19, 2016
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  • Habitat III opens with calls for commitment, implementation of the NUA

    Quito, 17 October 2016 – Making the New Urban Agenda a cornerstone of participatory, integrated and  sustainable urban development is the core message from the opening of Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban...

    • Posted October 19, 2016
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  • Women promote inclusion in New Urban Agenda in first session of Habitat III

    Quito, 15 October 2016 – The Women Assembly brought together grassroot women, gender champions, representatives from civil society, academia, international organisations and UN agencies to discuss the empowerment of women, gender equality and the New Urban Agenda....

    • Posted October 16, 2016
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  • Young people create Youth DeclarACTION for New Urban Agenda

    Quito, 14 October 2016 – Young people participating at the YoutHab Conference have gathered in Quito, Ecuador, to develop a “DeclarACTION” to seek local authorities’ commitment to youths within the framework of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and strengthen...

    • Posted October 16, 2016
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  • Medellin Collaboration expands commitment to resilience beyond 4,000 cities

    Nairobi, 13 October 2016 – It has been twenty-seven years since the United Nations General Assembly felt the urgency to call for an International Day for Disaster Reduction; established with the long-term objective of raising global awareness...

    • Posted October 14, 2016
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  • Indigenous peoples call for a seat at the urban table

    Otavalo, Ecuador, 13 October 2016 – With just days to go until the opening of the Habitat III conference in Quito, stakeholders have come to together to discuss the importance of including indigenous peoples, and especially youth...

    • Posted October 13, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat Goes Global with New Arabic Website

    Cairo, 12 October 2016 – Today UN-Habitat launches its global website in Arabic, ar.unhabitat.org, as well as two new social media channels on Twitter and Facebook reporting globally on UN-Habitat’s updates and activities in Arabic. The Arabic...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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