Youth DeclarACTIONS: Taking local, youth-led action to the global stage

May 20th, 2022

New York, 21 May 2022 - Youth demands for action presented to government officials during United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting last month will be expanded at the World Urban Forum (WUF…

Urban Living Lab Centre launch marks the start of collaboration for urban climate action

May 20th, 2022

Nairobi, 20 May 2022 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme and several national and international partners have launched the first UN-Habitat collaborative centre to support the co-…

Africities summit in Kenya to promote the role of secondary cities

May 17th, 2022

Nairobi, Kenya, 17 May 2022 – The city of Kisumu in Kenya will host the 9th edition of the Africities Summit from 17-21 May 2022, under the patronage of President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru…

UN-Habitat works with UN agencies to adopt new definitions for degree of urbanization

May 16th, 2022

New York City, 16 May 2022 -- The United Nations Statistical Commission recently endorsed a new approach known as the degree of urbanization to help create uniformity on how countries define cities,…

UN-Habitat supports returnees in Syria through ensuring neighbourhoods’ safety, contributing to urban recovery

May 13th, 2022

Damascus, Syria, 13 May 2022 – Eleven years since the start of the Syrian crisis that has left more than 13 million people still in need of humanitarian assistance, UN-Habitat, among numerous…

UN-Habitat launches technical publication on the role of electric mobility for low carbon cities

May 13th, 2022

Nairobi, 13 May 2022 -- UN-Habitat and the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) have launched a publication on the role of electric mobility in cities providing recommendations and principles to…

Urban crisis dialogue at the Eleventh Session of the World Urban Forum in Poland

May 10th, 2022

The Eleventh Session of the World Urban Forum in Poland this June will feature an extraordinary dialogue on urban crisis prevention and response and special sessions on the social dimension of post-…

In Afghanistan, UN-Habitat continues to deliver in support of the most vulnerable

May 10th, 2022

Kabul, Afghanistan, 10 May 2022 -- In face of continuing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, UN-Habitat continues to implement projects that provide relief to the Afghan people – pushing ahead with…

UN-Habitat and UNDP partnership to build urban resilience in Small Island Developing States

May 9th, 2022

New York, 9 May 2022 - Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are highly exposed and vulnerable to disasters and climate risks, accounting for two-thirds of the countries with the highest relative…

Global Future Cities Programme shares lessons learned to promote accelerated action on the SDGs in cities

May 9th, 2022

Nairobi, 9 May 2022 -- With the Global Future Cities Programme (GFCP) transitioning to the next stage, UN-Habitat has produced a set of knowledge products that capture lessons learned from the…

UN Organizations work jointly to finance cities as an accelerator of the Sustainable Development Goals

May 6th, 2022

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) have announced the launch of the Cities Investment Facility—which will advance and…

UN-Habitat, EMIF Group sign agreement to support urban infrastructure development

May 6th, 2022

Nairobi/Toronto, 6 May 2022 -– United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and EMIF Group jointly announced the signing of a strategic agreement in support of the Cities Investment…

Terres de l’Ebre to become UN-Habitat’s first pilot territory to measure resilience to global challenges

May 4th, 2022

New York, 26 April 2022 – The effects of COVID-19 have set the world back from achieving the 2030 Agenda’s goals and targets. But, as stated by the UN Secretary-General: “We are neither hopeless nor…

High-Level bike ride in New York to advance the New Urban Agenda

May 4th, 2022

New York, 27 April 2022 – Ranking United Nations officials, city authorities, and partners, donned helmets and peddled on bikes in the streets of the Big Apple to show solidarity for non-motorized…

UN-Habitat and partners call for more robust action to end homelessness

April 29th, 2022

New York, 27 April 2022 - A special event on Affordable Housing and Ending Homelessness was held in the framework of the High-Level Meeting Week on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. This…