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  • Madagascar holds successful national urban forum

    Antananarivo, 21 October 2015— More than 550 participants drawn from all urban actors and international development partners met over three days in Antananarivo to exchange experiences and solutions on sustainable urban development as Madagascar held the second...

    • Posted October 21, 2015
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  • World leaders deliberate on Africa Urban Agenda

    New York, 19 October 2015—On the sidelines of the United General Assembly in New York last month, a High Level Dialogue was held with the aim of offering an opportunity for leaders to articulate their common understanding...

    • Posted October 19, 2015
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  • United Nations report calls for urgent response to harness Asia-Pacific’s urban transformation

    Jakarta, 19 October 2015 – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) today launched their much-anticipated report, The State of Asian and Pacific...

    • Posted October 19, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat supports participatory workshop for youth in Mogadishu

    Mogadishu, 16 October 2015— Growing up amidst conflict has left many Somali youth disillusioned and concerned about their current situation as well as their future. Recent gains in governance, peace, and security have seen hope gradually returning,...

    • Posted October 16, 2015
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  • Countries call for the tackling of the unfinished business on slums at historic SDG meeting

    New York, 16 October 2015— A high level side event titled “One billion slum dwellers: Tackling the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goal on water, sanitation and slums” took place last month at the UN Headquarters...

    • Posted October 16, 2015
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  • Colombia hosts third National Urban Forum

    Bogota 16 October 2015—More than 500 participants converged in Bogota for the 3rd National Urban Forum which explored the challenges of post-conflict management Colombian cities. The opening session was attended by the President of the Republic, Juan...

    • Posted October 16, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat hosts side event promoting youth peace building

    New York, 15 October 2015— The Promoting Youth Peacebuilding in Conflict & Post Conflict Cities side event explored challenges faced by youth in conflict and post-conflict situations and showcased evidence based practice in youth engagement in conflict...

    • Posted October 15, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat champions children and youth participation in New Urban Agenda

    New York 15 October 2015—A side event by UN-Habitat at the United Nations General Assembly highlighted the key role of young people in sustainable urbanization, providing documented evidence of their leadership at the local, national and international...

    • Posted October 15, 2015
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  • ‘One UN’ approach to Spatial Planning in “Area C” of the occupied West Bank

    Ramallah, 14th October- The United Nations Country Team for the occupied Palestinian Territories has endorsed a joint approach towards planning in Area C entitled “One UN Approach to Spatial Planning in Area C of the occupied West Bank.” ...

    • Posted October 14, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat participates in OIKONET conference

    Bratislava, 13 October 2015– The second OIKONET conference on the topic “Global Dwelling” was held in Bratislava, Slovakia, with the participation of UN-Habitat late last month. OIKONET is a network of 34 institutions from 29 countries -4 of...

    • Posted October 13, 2015
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