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Saudi children use Minecraft to develop innovative ideas to improve public spaces

Saudi children use Minecraft to develop innovative ideas to improve public spaces

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 18 October 2018 – Minecraft is an online block by block building game in which players create their own unique world using 1x1m blocks. UN-Habitat facilitators have been helping local school children to set priorities for their communities using Minecraft. The Future Urban Planners workshop engaged boys […]

Harmonization of Urban Definitions Key to Monitoring Implementation of SDGs and the NUA

Harmonization of Urban Definitions Key to Monitoring Implementation of SDGs and the NUA

Nairobi, 17 October 2018 – A rapid assessment of approaches to collecting city level data reveals a mixed bag of results with huge variations not only in how each country defines urban, but also in how urban level data is collected. The result is often data that is not comparable […]

Abu Dhabi to Host 10th World Urban Forum in 2020

Abu Dhabi to Host 10th World Urban Forum in 2020

UAE will be first Arab country to host landmark United Nations Forum ABU DHABI, 17 October 2018 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) today signed an Agreement with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) […]

Press Release: Abu Dhabi Signs Agreement with UN-Habitat to Host 10th World Urban Forum in 2020

Press Release: Abu Dhabi Signs Agreement with UN-Habitat to Host 10th World Urban Forum in 2020

UAE will be first Arab country to host landmark United Nations Forum ABU DHABI, 17 October 2018: Today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities signed an Agreement with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) for Abu […]

Demise of Jockin Arputham (15 August 1947 – October 13 2018)

Demise of Jockin Arputham (15 August 1947 – October 13 2018)

Tribute by UN-Habitat’s Executive Director On behalf of the entire UN-Habitat family, I would like to express my deep and most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Jockin Arputham, President of the National Slum Dwellers Federation in India and the Slum Dwellers International (SDI), who passed away […]

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