5 03, 2018

UN chief appoints former New York Mayor as Special Envoy for Climate Action

2018-03-06T17:19:59+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Cities, Climate change, News|

Mr. Bloomberg will support the Secretary-General’s climate strategy and efforts toward the planned 2019 Climate Summit at UN Headquarters, which seeks to mobilize stronger and more ambitious action towards 2020 climate targets.

7 02, 2018

Well-planned and managed cities can drive sustainable development – UN agency chief

2018-02-08T19:05:59+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Cities, News|

The head of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) said on Wednesday that a week-long conference on sustainable urban development that kicked off Wednesday in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, will open a “global conversation about our cities and human settlements.”

20 10, 2017

Cities and local policies key to overcome hunger, stresses head of UN agency

2017-11-16T15:31:25+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Cities, Hunger and food security, News|

Highlighting the potential of cities to address malnutrition, the head of the United Nations food security agency has called for innovative partnerships between urban centres and wide range of stakeholders to overcome the challenge of food waste and to ensure a healthy and nutritious diet for all.

19 10, 2017

Africa’s rapid urbanization can drive industrialization, says new UN report

2017-11-16T15:31:27+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Cities, News|

A United Nations report out Thursday makes concrete recommendations on how the right African policy framework can harness the continent's rapid urban transition to drive industrial development.

2 10, 2017

Affordable housing key for development and social equality, UN says on World Habitat Day

2017-11-16T15:31:48+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Cities, News|

The United Nations is spotlighting affordable homes on Monday's World Habitat Day, which also marks the official start of Urban October – a month of worldwide celebrations and citizens' engagement in urban life worldwide.

5 09, 2017

New Urban Agenda, sustainable cities take spotlight at General Assembly event

2017-11-16T15:32:49+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Cities, News|

The United Nations deputy chief today said that the Organization is failing to deliver sufficiently in cities, and its work in and on urban areas must be reinvigorated, as the General Assembly kicked off a high-level meeting on a new UN approach to the rapidly urbanizing world. “Today, we acknowledge that the UN is not [...]

4 08, 2017

Organizational reform moves ahead as Guterres receives proposals on a strengthened UN-Habitat

2017-11-16T15:33:03+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Cities, News, Secretary-General|

An independent panel reviewing the effectiveness of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has proposed the programme be recast as the Organization's 'urban champion,' including through the establishment of a coordinating mechanism to complement its work and convene all UN agencies and partners on urban sustainability.

27 07, 2017

‘Sustainable, inclusive societies,’ priority for new President of UN economic and social body

2017-11-16T15:33:06+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Cities, News, Partnerships|

A week after the High-Level Political Forum (HPLF) assessed the progress on implementing the 2030 Agenda, the newly elected President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOSC) has stressed her priority to push forward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).