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.”

11 11, 2017

Day 6 of COP23: Non-state actors show commitment to climate

2017-11-16T15:29:49+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Climate change|

Just outside the perimeter of the COP, a tent called "America's Pledge" brought together participants determined to show that support for climate action in the US was still strong at the national, state, and city levels.

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.