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  • Chokwe community implements its urban resilience plan

    Chokwe, Mozambique 2 November 2016--Between August and September 2015, DiMSUR – the Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Management, Sustainability and Urban Resilience (DiMSUR) founded by governments of Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi, Comoros and UN-Habitat – conducted the City...

    • Posted November 2, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat hosts ‘Urban Crisis Response’ conference in Lebanon

    Beirut, 2 November 2016—UN-Habitat hosted a conference on “Urban Crisis Response” to examine and discuss the plethora of challenges facing Lebanon’s urban population. Under the patronage of the Ministry of Social Affairs, and on the occasion of...

    • Posted November 2, 2016
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  • Mogadishu youths call for a peaceful and vibrant capital city

    Mogadishu, 1 November  2016 – Somali youths  have called for a peaceful and vibrant capital city capable of  fostering economic prosperity. The views were voiced by dozens of youths in Mogadishu who are participating in an urban...

    • Posted November 1, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat Launches Publication on Urban Labs approach at Habitat III

    Quito, Ecuador 01 November 2016— UN-Habitat through its Urban Planning and Design Lab launched its Urban Labs publication to great acclaim in an event at the One UN Pavilion at the Habitat III Conference. The event featured several...

    • Posted November 1, 2016
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  • Former UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board member is runner-up UN Person of the year

    Nairobi, 31 October 2016—Raphael Obonyo, a Youth from Korogocho Slums in Nairobi, has been named the Runner-Up in the 2016 UN Persons of the Year for his contribution to youth empowerment In an announcement by the UN...

    • Posted October 31, 2016
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  • Cities in Crisis or Crisis in Cities?

    Quito, 26October 2016 – UN-Habitat organised a side event at Habitat III together with the Global Alliance for Urban Crises to discuss how the New Urban Agenda can advance the nexus of humanitarian, development and recovery work...

    • Posted October 27, 2016
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  • Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Needed in the New Urban Agenda

    Quito, 26 October 2016 – Women Roundtable was organised at Habitat III to discuss the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and its relations to gender equality and the empowerment of women. The Women Roundtable brought together...

    • Posted October 27, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat partners with UNICEF to highlight benefits of handwashing

    Lebanon 26 October 2016– UN-Habitat working in partnership with UNICEF raised awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap through entertaining advocacy events which targeted 850 children of different ages from the hosting communities and the Syrian...

    • Posted October 27, 2016
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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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