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  • UN-Habitat and UNECE co-organize regional workshop

    Geneva 14 September 2017–UN-Habitat and UNECE co-organized  a final regional workshop of the UNDA 9th tranche project “Strengthening national capacities for sustainable housing and urban development in countries with economies in transition”. The workshop was held in...

    • Posted November 16, 2017
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  • WOMEN LEADERS AT THE CENTRE OF CLIMATE ACTION

    Bonn, 13 November 2017 – At a day dedicated to cities and climate change, UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director highlighted the importance of engaging women in climate action. The first high-level day of the UN’s COP23 climate change...

    • Posted November 14, 2017
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  • Mayoral commitments on climate action represent nearly 10% of world’s population

    Bonn, 12 November 2017 – City commitments to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions announced at the UN climate change summit in Bonn, represent nearly seven million people, or roughly one in every 10 people on the planet....

    • Posted November 13, 2017
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  • Associations representing more than 80,000 planners globally join forces on climate action

    Bonn, 11 November 2017 – A new initiative launched today by UN-Habitat and its partners brings together associations of urban and regional planners from around the world to contribute to the debate and decisions on climate action....

    • Posted November 11, 2017
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  • Asunción and Maputo building urban resilience with the support of UN-Habitat

    Madrid 9 November 2017—In the framework of the joint initiative between the European Commission, UNISDR and UN-Habitat, ‘Making Cities More Sustainable and Resilient’, UN-Habitat has initiated a series of training sessions for technicians from the cities of...

    • Posted November 10, 2017
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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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