More than 200 children co-design the Central Park of Madrid Nuevo Norte using digital gaming

June 2nd, 2022

Madrid, Spain, 2 June 2022 -- More than 200 students aged 12 to 16 from 10 different Madrid school districts have worked for a year with UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme to co-design the…

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…

Five regions and more than 120 cities in Spain implement the New Urban Agenda

April 28th, 2022

Madrid, Spain, 27 April 2022 - More than 120 cities and towns in Spain are implementing Local Action Plans under the Spanish Urban Agenda, following the principles of the New Urban Agenda, to become…

ONU-Habitat apoya el desarrollo integrado y estratégico sostenible en Inhambane, Mozambique

February 2nd, 2022

Inhambane, Mozambique, 2 de febrero, 2022 -- Los funcionarios provinciales de Inhambane se están beneficiando de un proyecto dirigido por ONU-Habitat y sus socios que los equipará con mejores…

UN-Habitat launches People-Centred Smart Cities playbooks

December 3rd, 2021

Barcelona, 3 December 2021 – UN-Habitat launched a series of strategic guideline options on how governments and local officials can develop smart cities that are more inclusive, sustainable and…

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…

Spain holds first Urban Forum to address social, economic recovery of cities and territories

October 14th, 2021

Seville, Spain, 14 October 2021 - The first Spain Urban Forum, held in Seville from 5 to 7 October under the Urban October, jointly organized with the III Global Forum of Local Governments, closes…

SDGs in cities: UN-Habitat comprehensive SDG localisation approach

March 23rd, 2021

Madrid, 22 March 2021-- UN-Habitat together with the Madrid City Council, recently organized an open dialogue to discuss how the agency promotes and supports the localisation of the Sustainable…

Voluntary Local Reviews are changing the way we think of SDG localization and the approach to the National Reviews

March 2nd, 2021

Madrid, Spain, 25 February 2021 - UN-Habitat and UCLG, with the support of the Madrid City Council, brought together representatives from local, regional and national governments, United Nations…

Latest advances in global Urban Safety Monitoring Tools

January 20th, 2021

Madrid 21 January 2021-- Madrid- UN-Habitat and the Madrid City Council recently organized "Tools for Urban Safety Monitoring: A comprehensive perspective" a webinar for sharing some advances and…

National Urban Policies: Key tool for sustainable development and socio-economic recovery

January 20th, 2021

Madrid, 20 January 2021-- The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA) of Spain, in collaboration with UN-Habitat, held the high level Dialogue on “National Urban Policies (NUP) Spain…

UN-Habitat and AACID discuss tools for sustainable urban development

January 13th, 2021

Madrid, December 2020 - UN-Habitat and the Andalusian Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AACID) held an online dialogue on tools for Sustainable Urban Development implementation.…

The way in which cities are planned, managed and designed determines the opportunities for inclusion of the elderly: Euskal Hiria 2020

December 18th, 2020

24 November 2020. The Government of Basque Country (Spain) and UN-Habitat organized the Expert Group Meeting "Cities for all: Aging and Inclusion", within the framework of Euskal Hiria 2020.…

Metropolitan Regions on the framework of recovery

October 29th, 2020

UN-Habitat, the Government of the Basque Country and METREX jointly organized, within the framework of Urban October and World Metropolitan Day, a virtual event with the participation of experts from…