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  • UN-Habitat trained youth exhibit at trade fair

    Kisii, Kenya 8 November 2017—A group of youths from Kisii County in Western Kenya who have benefitted from trainings by UN-Habitat and partners were part of the exhibitors at a trade fair held in the town recently....

    • Posted November 9, 2017
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  • Second Africa Forum for Urban Safety Learning Exchange held in Durban

    Durban 3 November 2017 – Representatives from intergovernmental organizations, national and local governments, civil society organizations, practitioners, researchers and private sector converged in Durban last week for the Second Africa Forum for Urban Safety (AFUS) Learning Exchange...

    • Posted November 9, 2017
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  • Gender-sensitive urban planning discussed in Bahrain

    Manama 9 November 2017–UN-Habitat in collaboration with The Supreme Council for Women and the Bahrain Engineering Association organised the Bahrain Conference on Women and Engineering and a training workshop on Gender in Urban Planning and Design in...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Refugees and host communities to benefit from community centre

    Kalobeyei, Kenya 7 November 2017– With funding from the Government of Japan, UN-Habitat is seeking to support sustainable livelihoods development complementing the Turkana County Government efforts geared towards improving livelihoods of the host community and refugees in...

    • Posted November 7, 2017
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  • Palestinian Urban Forum Recommends National Spatial Plan Completion

    Birzeit, West Bank, 6 November 2017 – The Second Palestinian Urban Forum was launched on Monday, 30 October, at Birzeit University under the theme “Localizing the New Urban Agenda: Shaping the Future of Palestinian Cities”. The preliminary...

    • Posted November 6, 2017
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  • Supporting the post-earthquake reconstruction process in Ecuador

    Quito, 6 November 2017—The project “Supporting the post-earthquake reconstruction process in Ecuador” was initiated as an answer to the disaster caused by Ecuador’s earthquake which occured April of 2016 leaving in its wake a chain of destructions....

    • Posted November 6, 2017
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  • Key partners discuss reconstruction and recovery of Mosul after liberation fro ISIL

    Baghdad,6 November 2017 – UN-Habitat, under the patronage of the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, hosted a seminar in Baghdad to discuss Planning Prospects for the Reconstruction and Recovery of Mosul. The event gathered a wide...

    • Posted November 6, 2017
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  • Global Urban Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 launched

    Guangzhou, 2 November 2017 – The Global Urban Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 –Housing Prices: changing World Cities has been launched. The launch was done on 30 October, 2017, during the World Cities Day – Global Urban Competitiveness Forum...

    • Posted November 2, 2017
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  • SDGs adopted as framework for Norwegian municipality

    New Asker, Norway, 31 October 31, 2017– New Asker, a municipality located just North of Oslo, is adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for the reformulation of the new municipality. Norwegian municipalities are in...

    • Posted October 31, 2017
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  • Innovative governance celebrated on World Cities Day

    Guangzhou, 31 October 2017 – UN-Habitat joined partners around the world in celebrating World Cities Day under the theme Innovative Governance, Open Cities. The global celebration was marked in Guangzhou, China, where Dr Joan Clos, UN-Habitat’s Executive...

    • Posted October 31, 2017
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