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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 […]

Blue economy forum will boost waters’ potential

Blue economy forum will boost waters’ potential

The Blue Economy is a term that stems from the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) held in 2012 where member states pledged to “protect and restore the health, productivity and resilience of oceans and marine ecosystem to maintain their diversity, enabling conservation and sustainable use for present and future”. […]

UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director tells African cities ‘we stand by your side’ at flagship summit

UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director tells African cities ‘we stand by your side’ at flagship summit

23 November 2018, Marrakesh, Morocco – Addressing the Official Opening Ceremony of the Political Meetings discussions at the Africities8 Summit, UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director Victor Kisob, said the Organization had been with Africities from the start working to “unleash the potential of African cities for the sustainable development of the […]

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