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Call for Expressions of Interest to Host the Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance Secretariat

Submission period Friday 7 June, 2019 – Friday 12 July, 2019 Description About GWOPA The Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) is a UN-Habitat programme focused on strengthening public water utilities around the world and enhancing collaboration between them. Water and Sanitation Utilities have a critical role in achieving many of the Sustainable Development Goals […]

EoI – URBAN PATHWAYS – Supporting Low Carbon Plans for Urban Basic Services in the context of the New Urban Agenda

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Call for Expressions of Interest for Cooperation Partners for Agreement of Cooperation URBAN PATHWAYS – Supporting Low Carbon Plans for Urban Basic Services in the context of the New Urban Agenda Date first published: 13 June 2019 Deadline for submissions of EoIs: 27 June 2019 Introduction The United Nations […]

President of Myanmar HE U Win Myint announces national environment and climate change policies to mark World Environment Day 2019

President U Win Myint announced the two new policies – the National Environmental Policy and the Myanmar Climate Change Policy – at an event marking World Environment Day in the capital. More than 400 attended the announcement, including senior government officials from Union ministries, states and regions and representatives from civil society, academic institutions, businesses […]

Fiji’s Prime Minister warns vulnerable countries are one severe weather event away from decimation.

Nairobi, 27 May 2019 – During the first day of the inaugural UN-Habitat Assembly, Ministers met to discuss  Infrastructure, Cities and Local Action: Mobilizing Commitments for the SG’s Climate Action Summit 2019. Delegates focused on one of the nine tracks being discussed at the UN Secretary-General’s  Climate Action Summit in September namely Infrastructure, Cities and […]

UN-Habitat, WorldGBC and Chatham House Join Forces to Develop a Regional Agenda for Sustainable Recovery, Regeneration and Reconstruction for The Arab Region

NAIROBI, 30 May 2019 – UN-Habitat, World Green Building Council and Chatham House signed an MoU during the 1st UN-Habitat Assembly to develop a regional agenda for sustainable recovery, regeneration and reconstruction for the Arab region. The MoU was signed by Mr. Mohamed Asfour, Regional Head, MENA Network, World Green Building Council and Dr. Erfan Ali, Director […]

Signing Yemen Host Country Agreement at Habitat Assembly

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 […]

First Expert Group Meeting World Cities Report 2020: The Value of Sustainable Urbanization May 7 & 8, 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

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 […]