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UN-Habitat and the County Government of Vihiga support capacity and skills development for women and youth

UN-Habitat and the County Government of Vihiga support capacity and skills development for women and youth

Nairobi, 19 December 2018 – UN-Habitat and the County Government of Vihiga in Kenya have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support capacity and skills development for women and youth through youth empowerment and economic opportunity. It provides a framework for UN-Habitat and the County Government of Vihiga to promote […]

UN-Habitat Launches Guide to Addressing Urban and Human Settlement Issues in National Adaptation Plans at COP-24

UN-Habitat Launches Guide to Addressing Urban and Human Settlement Issues in National Adaptation Plans at COP-24

KATOWICE, POLAND, December 12, 2018 – The UN-Habitat guide to Addressing Urban and Human Settlement Issues in National Adaptation Plans was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-24) in Katowice, Poland last week. The guide highlights the crucial role of scaling up climate action by integrating human settlements into […]

Statement of the Executive Director On the Occasion of International Migrants Day, 18 December 2018

Statement of the Executive Director On the Occasion of International Migrants Day, 18 December 2018

Throughout history, people have migrated from one place to another. People migrate in search of a better life. They leave their homes due to many reasons, including poverty, social and political oppression, natural and man-made disasters, conflict, in search of a higher education, and professional opportunities. Most migrants make cities […]

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 […]

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