Cities

210, 2017

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

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.

509, 2017

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

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 delivering […]

408, 2017

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

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.

2707, 2017

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

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).

304, 2017

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

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.

2503, 2017

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

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.

912, 2016

Transport pivotal to Asia and the Pacific’s sustainability

December 9th, 2016|Cities, Financing for Development, Health, News|

Further deepening Asian transport connectivity requires that we ensure that regional connectivity is seamless.

912, 2016

China, Mongolia and Russian Federation to open up new era of trade cooperation

December 9th, 2016|Cities, Infrastructure, News, Partnerships, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

A new era of trade cooperation between China, Mongolia and the Russian Federation was opened in Moscow on 8 December 2016, when the governments of the three countries signed the Intergovernmental Agreement on International Road Transport along the Asian Highway Network.

212, 2016

City Mayors Strengthen Efforts to Tackle Climate Change

December 2nd, 2016|Cities, Climate change, News|

A new coalition of more than 7,100 cities around the world dedicated to addressing climate change at the local level named a new leadership board at a meeting of world city leaders in Mexico City today.

UN Secretary-General”s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Michael R. Bloomberg, together with Maroš Šefcovic, Vice President of the […]

2811, 2016

‘Ashgabat Statement’ endorsed at first-ever UN conference on sustainable transport

November 28th, 2016|Cities, Climate change, Economic growth, News|

More than 50 countries endorsed the statement, with a view to supporting cleaner, greener transportation – from local transit systems to worldwide multimodal networks.