Brazil’s Urban Circuit gathers over 14,000 online viewers in 2021

November 15th, 2021

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 November 2021-- UN-Habitat Brazil officially closed the Urban Circuit 2021, an annual initiative that provides institutional support and visibility to events focused on…

UN-Habitat helps young Brazilians produce award-winning documentary in informal settlements

August 18th, 2021

Alagoas, Brazil, August 2021 - “A camera in your hand and an idea in your head.” The phrase by famous Brazilian filmmaker Glauber Rocha summarises the essence of the documentary “Visão das Grotas” (“…

A Personal Immersion Journey Through Social Data Collection

May 24th, 2021

Cidade de Deus, Brazil 24 May 2021-- Maria do Socorro is a living institution in Cidade de Deus (City of God) – Brazilian informal settlement internationally known thanks to the film named after it.…

The Urban Circuit featured dialogues between Brazil and Lusophone Africa

November 9th, 2020

Brazil, October 2020 - To promote discussions about the Urban October themes in Brazil, in 2018 UN-Habitat's country office created the Urban Circuit: an initiative to support, promote and give…

Urban Thinkers Campus launches series on Forced Migration In Cities with an initial focus on Latin America

October 23rd, 2020

22 October 2020 – UN-Habitat’s Urban Thinkers Campus has launched a three-part series exploring forced migration in cities, jointly hosted by Cities Alliance and UN-Habitat.  The first session…

Third Multilevel Dialogue on the climate agenda brings together national and local governments, and civil organizations

September 15th, 2020

This story originally appeared in Urban LEDS on September 15, 2020. 15 September 2020 - In August, ICLEI South America and the government of the State of Pernambuco, Brazil, held the Third Multilevel…

COVID-19 exposes the harsh realities of gender inequality in slums

June 3rd, 2020

As the pandemic hits low- and middle-income countries, it is critical that the response acknowledge underlying inequalities that place women at even greater risk. The harsh realities of gender…

UN-Habitat data mapping ensures assistance reaches the most vulnerable in Brazil’s slums

June 3rd, 2020

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2020 – Some 2,500 vulnerable and sick older people living in the slums of Brazil’s largest city, received hygiene kits to support them during the COVID-19 pandemic. The…

Making the Invisible Visible – working with communities to ensure the most vulnerable are supported during Brazil’s COVID-19 outbreak

May 13th, 2020

Rio de Janeiro and Alagoa States, Brazil, May 2020 – Thousands of the poorest and most vulnerable people in three of Brazil’s cities are receiving critical assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak…

UN-Habitat Mobile APP featured at Brazil SMART City Event

August 7th, 2019

The Smart City Business Brazil Congress & Expo (SCBBrC & E) was held between 22 - 24 July 2019 in Sao Paulo. The event brought innovation to the forefront and displayed how technology can…