UN-Habitat’s unique tools help build consistency in urban planning worldwide

May 24th, 2022

Nairobi, 23 May 2022 – One of the unique skills that UN-Habitat brings to the humanitarian world is its ability to take a macro approach to the same problem in various countries, while still…

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 helps Yaoundé develop highway project to boost economic activities for the capital

October 22nd, 2021

Yaoundé, Cameroon, 21 October 2021 – Officials in Cameroon’s capital have put their stamp of approval on a government-sponsored highway construction project that turns several administrative…

International dignitaries and celebrities attend Cameroon’s Global Observance of World Habitat Day 2021

October 4th, 2021

Yaoundé, Cameroon, 4 October 2021 – This year’s celebration of the Global Observance of World Habitat Day brought together ministers from various countries, mayors, heads of UN agencies, a Nobel…

UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif Statement World Habitat Day 2021: Accelerating Urban Action for a Carbon Free World

October 1st, 2021

The climate crisis is widely recognized as the number one threat facing the world today. And it is our cities and towns which are responsible for much of the climate change, which is resulting in…

 UN-Habitat and Cameroon to host Global Observance of World Habitat Day 2021 in Yaoundé, Cameroon

September 21st, 2021

Nairobi/Yaounde, 22 September 2021 – UN-Habitat and the Government of the Republic of Cameroon have announced that the Global Observance of World Habitat Day will take place in the capital Yaoundé on…

UN-Habitat and Douala IV host the first stakeholder workshop for the urban planning and infrastructure in migration contexts (UPIMC) programme

July 20th, 2021

Douala, Cameroon, 19 July 2021 – The government of Cameroon, representatives of an under-developed commune in the country, and the international humanitarian community will soon benefit from improved…

Cameroon hosts first ever digital urban governance lab

March 26th, 2021

Yaoundé 26 March 2020 – Sixteen participants from various sectors (youth, young professionals, civil society) and different academic backgrounds took part in the first studio of the Cameroon Digital…

Cameroon hosts training workshop on data collection

March 19th, 2021

Yaoundé 19 March 2020 - Over 40 participants from the national government, municipalities, private sector, civil society and students took part in data collection training workshop held in Yaoundé…

UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director pays official visit to Cameroon to strengthen relationship

February 15th, 2021

Yaoundé, Cameroon, 11 February 2021 – UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director, Victor Kisob, led a senior delegation from the agency on a two-day official mission to Cameroon’s capital this week. Mr.…

Virtual workshop tackles implementation of Urban-Rural Linkages project in Cameroon and Guinea

February 8th, 2021

Yaoundé, Cameroon, 4 February 2021-- As part of the UN Development Account (UNDA) funded project “Leaving No Place Behind – Strengthening Urban-Rural Linkages in selected countries in Africa”, a…

UN-Habitat and Switzerland launch new programme on Urban Planning and Infrastructure in cities hosting migrants

January 13th, 2021

14 January 2021 - UN-Habitat is partnering with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) to improve access to reliable services and socio-economic opportunities for migrants and…

Listening to urban vulnerable populations to better contain and recover from COVID-19

December 10th, 2020

Yaoundé, 9 December 2020-- “Thank you for selecting our municipality for this project. Our population has been hit hard by COVID-19”, stated the Mayor of the district of Yaoundé 2, Mr Ayissi Eloundou…

Awareness raising workshop in Cameroon looks at Urban-Rural Linkages

November 24th, 2020

Yaounde, Cameroon, 28 August 2020 – The National Awareness Workshop for Cameroonian Stakeholders for the project “Development and Inclusive Integrated Urban and Rural Territories in Africa” was held…

Urban Thinkers Campuses look at safety in cities and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 12th, 2020

Nairobi, 12 May 2020  - As part of the COVID-19 Urban Thinkers Campus Series organized by the World Urban Campaign, two online events, which attracted over 125 participants, discussed safety in…