UN-Habitat co-organises shelter and resettlements fora for MENA, Africa

December 1st, 2021

Nairobi, 1 December 2021 – More than one hundred participants from more than two dozen countries exchanged ideas and experiences on global shelter and settlements response and challenges which can…

UN-Habitat helps launch exclusive Gaza promenade for women, girls, and families

December 1st, 2021

Khan Younis, State of Palestine, 30 November 2021 - Women, girls, and families in this Palestinian city can now enjoy a new safe, inclusive, and accessible public space entitled the “Haya Promenade”…

Nigerians become beneficiary of UN-Habitat COVID-19 data gathering, WASH project

November 30th, 2021

Karu, Nigeria, 30 November 2021 – Residents of six Nigerian communities are now beneficiaries of a UN-Habitat project to collect COVID-19 data and provide emergency water, sanitation and hygiene (…

UN-Habitat co-designs handbook on working with children affected by displacement

November 30th, 2021

Nairobi, 30 November 2021 -- UN-Habitat has partnered with CatalyticAction, University College London’s Development Planning Unit and UNICEF to create a handbook for practitioners working with…

UN-Habitat and Ministry of Internal Affairs kick start the National Urban Policy formulation in Liberia

November 30th, 2021

Monrovia, Liberia, 29 November 2021 -- UN-Habitat and the Government of Liberia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) held a meeting at the Monrovia City Cooperation Hall to initiate the formulation…

Fostering hope in El Jazzar Street, Sabra, Beirut by improved living conditions

November 29th, 2021

Beirut, Lebanon, November 2021 – UN-Habitat rehabilitated 22 building facades, improved street mobility and safety, and access to basic urban services for residents living in El Jazzar Street, Sabra…

UN-Habitat helps rehabilitate Dar Al-Consul - from ancient ruins to modern Palestinian centres

November 26th, 2021

East Jerusalem, State of Palestine, 26 November 2021- UN-Habitat has concluded an eight-year renovation and rehabilitation project in the Old City of Jerusalem that has improve the living conditions…

Biodiversity, resilience and quality of life in cities

November 26th, 2021

Madrid, Spain, 25 November 2021 – As part of the World Cities Day celebrations, UN-Habitat and Fundación Biodiversidad organised a session titled "Biodiversity, resilience and quality of life in…

Climate Resilience: Renaturalisation strategies facing desertification in cities

November 26th, 2021

Madrid, Spain, 25 November 2021 - Madrid City Council and UN-Habitat organised a debate to exchange ideas to combat the heat island of cities in commemoration of the World Cities Day. The Urban…

UN-Habitat helps flood victims move into permanent houses with access to services

November 25th, 2021

Sanamxay District, Attapeu Province, Lao PDR, 25 November 2021 – “When the flood came, my husband was holding my hand so we could die together,” says Kinnavanh Xayasy, recalling the devastating day…

G20 mandates OECD and UN-Habitat to help intermediary cities tackle climate change and achieve their SDGs

November 23rd, 2021

23 November 2021  – The G20 Italian Presidency launched the G20 Platform on SDG Localisation and Intermediary Cities (G20 PLIC) and the G20 Rome High-level Principles on City-to-City partnerships…

Flood resilience building through local community action in ger areas of Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia

November 23rd, 2021

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 22 November 2021 – While UN-Habitat has declared themes and missions such as Build Back Better, Adapting Cities for Climate Resilience, and encouraging cities to adopt…

UN-Habitat and Cameroon hold training under ‘Leaving No Place Behind’ initiative

November 23rd, 2021

Yaoundé, Cameroon, 23 November 2021 - UN-Habitat and the Government of Cameroon recently held a training for the Cameroon UN Country Team aimed at strengthening the capacities of the members on the…

UN-Habitat informal settlement youth group partner wins digital art award at COP26

November 23rd, 2021

Nairobi, 22 November 2021 – A UN-Habitat partner group in one of Nairobi’s biggest informal settlements has received an award on the sidelines of the recently-concluded UN climate change conference…

UN-Habitat helps unlock the hidden potential of Kenya’s refugee camps through regeneration

November 22nd, 2021

Kakuma-Kalobeyei, Kenya, 22 November 2021 – To promote urban resilience, self-sufficiency and communities’ integration in one of Kenya’s longest-standing and major refugee camps, UN-Habitat is…