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    • Abu Dhabi to host World Urban Forum in 2020

      New York, 27 March 2017– The capital of United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, will host the Tenth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) in 2020. UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, as the convener of...

      • Posted March 27, 2017
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    • Solomon Islands launches Honiara Urban Resilience and Climate Action Plan

      HONIARA, Solomon Islands 24 March 2017– The government of Solomon Islands has formally launched the Honiara Urban Resilience and Climate Action Plan (HURCAP) to enhance the capital’s resilience to climate change. With research contributions by RMIT University...

      • Posted March 27, 2017
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    • UN-Habitat hands over rehabilitated houses facilitating the return of 3419 to Ramadi

      Ramadi, 20 March 2017 –UN-Habitat recently handed over 489 housing units in Ramadi that were rehabilitated or installed under the project “Promoting Urban Recovery in Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq”. The project undertaken by UN-Habitat Iraq Programme,...

      • Posted March 21, 2017
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    • UN-Habitat and The Government of Tanzania celebrate World Water Day

      Mwanza, Tanzania 20 March 2017– UN-Habitat and the Government of Tanzania are hosting various activities in Mwanza to commemorate this year’s World Water Day. The activities and celebrations aim at sensitizing the communities on the importance of...

      • Posted March 20, 2017
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    • City Prosperity Initiative featured at Cannes Palais des Festivals, France

      Cannes, 16 March 2017 – The success the City Prosperity Initiative (CPI) is reaching new heights with its presentation at the MIPIM, the world’s most prestigious real estate event hosting 25,000 participants this week at the Palais...

      • Posted March 16, 2017
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    • Football Pitch Make-over through Design Thinking

      A lot was happening in Mlango Kubwa’s football pitch last week. Mlango Kubwa is a ward in the Mathare informal settlement in Kenya. Mathare has approximately 500,000 residence; Mango Kubwa itself has approximately 50,000 residents of which...

      • Posted March 15, 2017
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    • UN-Habitat hosts global meeting on planning compact cities

      Seville, 15 Match 2017— More than 30 international experts on urban planning, finance and legal aspects of urbanization and policy experts participated in the Global Experts Group Meeting (EGM) “Planning Compact Cities: Exploring the possibilities and limits...

      • Posted March 15, 2017
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    • UN-Habitat launches climate resilience project in four countries

      Nairobi, 15 March 2017—UN-Habitat recentlylaunched a new Project under its Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI) on ‘pro-poor planning for climate resilience in marginalized neighbourhoods’. The Project’s first activities took place in partnering cities and communities in...

      • Posted March 15, 2017
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    • Invitation open for 7th Shelter academy for local government leaders

      Nairobi, 14 March 2017– Mayors, vice-mayors, decision makers and policy makers of cities and local governments are invited to apply for the 7th Shelter Academy organized by Arcadis and UN Habitat. This year’s Shelter Academy will take...

      • Posted March 14, 2017
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    • Kabul launches Clean and Green Cities in Nahias 1 and 2

      Kabul, Afghanistan 9 March 2017 – Kabul Mayor Abdullah Habibzai has launched the ground activities for citywide cleaning, greening and beautification services in Nahias 1 and 2. These activities are part of the Clean and Green Cities...

      • Posted March 9, 2017
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