NAIROBI, 29 May 2019 – UN-Habitat and the Government of the Republic of Yemen signed the Host Country Agreement during the bilateral meeting between the UN-Habitat Executive Director and HE the Prime Minister of Republic of Yemen, organized during the 1st UN-Habitat Assembly between 27 and 31 May 2019. During the bilateral meeting held between
The first Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on the World Cities Report (WCR) 2020 was held between May 7 and 8, 2019 at the United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting was made possible by generous support from the International City Leaders in partnership with the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Cities Pavilion, the Center for
NAIROBI 29 May 2019 – Two Presidents and two Prime Ministers shared ideas on Innovation in cities in front of a packed audience at the first UN-Habitat Assembly. The High Level panel featured President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, Prime Minister Josai Vorege Bainimarama of Fiji, and Prime Minister
NAIROBI, 28 May 2019 – UN-Habitat has made a call to all governments, regional and city authorities to join its Waste Wise Cities campaign. The campaign, which was launched during World Habitat Day by Ms. Maimunah Mohd Shariff on October 1 2018, aims at supporting cities identify gaps in their treatment of rubbish as well
NAIROBI, 25 – 26 May 2019 – Over 200 stakeholders drawn from all regions converged at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi, Kenya for the first biennial global stakeholder forum. The two-day forum which attracted representatives of all partner groups  was jointly organized by UN-Habitat and its stakeholders. The pre-assembly forum took place the weekend
Dienstag, der 28. Mai 2019
Nairobi, 25 – 26 May 2019_Over 200 stakeholders drawn from all regions converged at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi, Kenya for the first biennial global stakeholder forum. The 2-day forum which attracted representatives of all partner groups actively engaged in the work of UN-Habitat was jointly organized by UN-Habitat and its stakeholders. This pre-assembly
NAIROBI, 27 May 2019 – The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, formally opened the first UN-Habitat Assembly at the United Nations Office at Nairobi. Guests at the colourful opening ceremony included ministers and high-level Member States representatives, governors, mayors, representatives of civil society and non-governmental organizations, academics and business leaders. Welcoming the international guests to
NAIROBI, 27 May 2019 – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta formally opened the first UN-Habitat Assembly in front of a packed audience at the United Nations Office in Nairobi. With over 3,000 delegates confirmed to attend the five day event, the guests at the colourful opening ceremony included representatives of Member States, mayors of cities, representatives
Montag, der 27. Mai 2019
The world is at a complex crossroads and decisive actions are crucial and urgent to both tackle current and emerging challenges, and harness the multiple opportunities offered by well-planned urbanization, new partnerships, technology-driven economic transformation and sustainable development models. Inequality all over the world is increasing. UN-Habitat estimates that 75 per cent of the world’s
NAIROBI, 23 May 2019 – Over 250 youth met with representatives of the private sector, government and the UN to explore ways to boost young people’s employment in the Blue Economy at the second conference on youth and the Blue Economy. The youth at the two day conference, entitled Pathways to the Blue Economy, agreed