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Statement of the Executive Director On the occasion of Human Rights Day, 10 December 2018

Statement of the Executive Director On the occasion of Human Rights Day, 10 December 2018

Today marks the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognises, among other things, the universal right to adequate housing. UN-Habitat is mandated to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements for all. In line with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and when […]

Statement of the Executive Director On the occasion of the Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration Marrakech, Morocco, 10-11 December 2018

Statement of the Executive Director On the occasion of the Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration Marrakech, Morocco, 10-11 December 2018

UN-Habitat commends the consultative efforts led by the International Organization for Migration and the Government of Morocco as world leaders adopt a Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration at the Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration, taking place in Marrakech, the Kingdom of Morocco. This is […]

UN-Habitat presents initial city prosperity results for Siberian City

UN-Habitat presents initial city prosperity results for Siberian City

Tomsk, Siberia, Russia-, November 2018 – UN-Habitat presented the preliminary results of its UN-Habitat’s City Prosperity Initiative (CPI) for Tomsk, the first Russian city to implement the urban diagnosis framework. The presentation was made during a panel discussion on “The City of the Future, the Role of the University” at […]

Residents, diplomats and UN-Habitat staff join hands to clean up Nairobi

Residents, diplomats and UN-Habitat staff join hands to clean up Nairobi

NAIROBI, 3 December 2018 –  A large crowd of residents from one of Kenya’s biggest slums, Mathare, joined UN-Habitat staff members and diplomats for the Nairobi County Government’s monthly clean up. The volunteers, who included UN-Habitat’s Executive Director Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, walked through one of the main streets in […]

UN-Habitat Executive Director unveils Youth Declar-Action at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference

UN-Habitat Executive Director unveils Youth Declar-Action at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference

Nairobi, 27 November 2018 – Speaking on the second day of the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif urged national and regional governments, mayors, regional development oganizations, UN entities and development partners to examine the findings of the UN-Habitat Youth Declar-Action […]

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