Cities

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).

3 04, 2017

More action needed to meet energy goals by 2030, new report finds

2017-11-16T15:37:10+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Cities, Climate change, Energy, News, Press material|

The current pace of progress on three global energy goals – access to electricity, renewable energy and efficiency – is not moving fast enough to meet 2030 targets, according to the latest Global Tracking Framework (GTF) report released today by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency as part of the Sustainable Energy for All Knowledge Hub.

25 03, 2017

Earth Hour 2017: UN joins iconic landmarks ‘going dark’ to support protecting the planet

2017-11-16T15:37:42+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Cities, Climate change, Energy, News|

The United Nations this evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual 'Earth Hour,' global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.