UN-Habitat, partners, open registration for Shelter Academy training

September 16th, 2021

Nairobi, 16 September 2021 – UN-Habitat and its partners have opened the registration process for the five-day, hybrid, Shelter Academy training that will increase knowledge and improve responses to…

Informal settlement in Myanmar receive COVID-19 Response assistance

September 16th, 2021

Yangon, Myanmar, 16 September 2021 – Continuing its COVID-19 response, recovery and prevention efforts to protect the most vulnerable people in peri urban and densely populated areas, a UN-Habitat…

2021 UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour award winners announced

September 16th, 2021

Nairobi, 17 September 2021 - The winners of this year’s UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour awards, one of the world’s most prestigious prizes presented to those working on sustainable urbanization, have…

Multi-agency UN project to be catalyst for developing sustainable, resilient livelihoods

September 14th, 2021

Amman, Jordan, 14 September 2021 – A multi-agency United Nations project will create a safe and green public space in the Jordan Valley area to enhance the socio-economic conditions of vulnerable…

UN-Habitat launches updated version of its Environmental and Social Safeguards System

September 13th, 2021

Nairobi, 13 September 2021 - UN-Habitat has launched the latest version of its Environmental and Social Safeguards System (ESSS 3.0) to ensure sound environmental and social performance throughout…

UN-Habitat calls for urgent humanitarian support for Afghanistan’s overwhelmed cities

September 13th, 2021

Nairobi, 13 September 2021 – UN-Habitat has called for an immediate response to the growing humanitarian needs in Afghanistan, particularly in urban centres where most people have been fleeing and…

From climate ambitions to results: register now for the global Innovate4Cities Climate Change Conference 11 - 15 October 2021

September 13th, 2021

The dynamic international conference which brings together cities, climate change, innovation, and science – the Innovate4Cities (I4C) Conference – is now open for registration. The global virtual…

Infrastructure Value Chain Analysis in Baidoa Could Help Strengthen Economic Opportunities

September 13th, 2021

Baidoa, Somalia, September 2021 – Policymakers, investors and partners in Somalia’s South West State interim capital City can now benefit from a UN-Habitat study that has identified the construction…

Northern Ghana project led by UN-Habitat comes to a close,  providing resilient infrastructure

September 13th, 2021

Tamale, Ghana, 8 September 2021—A three-year joint United Nations project, led by UN-Habitat, to provide resilient and flood prone water supply infrastructure in northern Ghana has come to a close…

UN-Habitat, continuing digital transformation, launches new online, interactive New Urban Agenda course

September 13th, 2021

Nairobi, 13 September 2021 – Cities and communities around the world are increasingly pondering whether they will have to cope with recurring bouts of COVID-19 variants or if they will be able to…

Nairobi billboards live-stream air pollution on the “International Day of Clean Air for blue skies”

September 8th, 2021

Nairobi billboards live-stream air pollution on the “International Day of Clean Air for blue skies” Nairobi, 9 September 2021 -- Clean air is an essential need for life. Yet, according to the World…

Launch of the #Housing2030 study results: a toolkit for affordable housing

September 7th, 2021

Geneva, 7 September 2021 – UN-Habitat, together with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and Housing Europe, will launch the results of the #Housing2030 initiative next month…

UN-Habitat Tunisia addresses urban and environmental marginalization of migrants

September 2nd, 2021

La Marsa, Tunisia, 2 September 2021 -- Maeva and Cédric are Cameroonian and Ivorian, respectively. They first met Momen and Nour, both Tunisians at the premises of the association Al Badil -…

Cambodia stakeholders kick off climate resiliency project for coastal settlements

August 31st, 2021

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 31 August 2021 -- Participants from national and local stakeholders in Cambodia joined hands together to endorse and enhance climate change adaptation and resilience of the most…

Vulnerable families in Somalia’s Kismayo receive aid to cope with COVID-19

August 30th, 2021

Kismayo, Somalia, August 2021 – As part of a multi-pronged approach to build community resiliency and support recovery efforts, residents of hardest-hit communities in western Kismayo, Jubaland,…