Human Settlements

Human Settlements

2 October 2019
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Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for the World Habitat Day, observed on 7 October:

27 May 2019
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the first United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Assembly, in Nairobi today:

3 April 2019
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the High-Level Round Table on Sustainable Floating Cities, in New York today:

25 July 2018
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Victor Kisob of Cameroon as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

17 July 2018
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the 2018 High-Level Political Forum side event, “The SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals] in Action:  Working Together for Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable Cities and Settlements”, in New York today:

16 July 2018
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN‑Habitat) reception for the 2018 High-Level Political Forum, in New York today:

22 December 2017
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Following nomination by the Secretary-General, the General Assembly, on 22 December 2017, elected Maimunah Mohd Sharif of Malaysia as Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN‑Habitat).

20 December 2017
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Chairpersons of the regional groups of Member States, today informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Maimunah Mohd Sharif of Malaysia as the next Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN‑Habitat).

5 September 2017
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks at the high-level General Assembly meeting on the New Urban Agenda and UN-Habitat, in New York today:

5 September 2017
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With two third of the world’s population projected to live in cities in the next 30 years, the fate of humanity hinged on how Governments addressed the “megatrend” of urbanization, the General Assembly heard today, as it convened a high-level meeting to discuss the implementation of the New Urban Agenda agreed by Member States in 2016.

3 August 2017
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

8 May 2017
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the twenty-sixth session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in Nairobi today:

12 April 2017
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The following announcement was made today by UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

13 March 2017
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed's remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the event on women’s role in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda: harnessing and strengthening sustainable urbanization using participatory methodologies for women and youth empowerment, in New York today:

25 October 2016
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Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World Cities Day, observed on 31 October:

17 October 2016
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Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the opening of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), in Quito today:

16 October 2016
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Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the second World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments in Quito today:

16 May 2016
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at the Habitat III Informal Hearings with local authorities associations, in New York today:

5 October 2015
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Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the World Habitat Day High-Level discussion on “public spaces for all”, in New York today:

2 October 2015
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Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on World Habitat Day, to be observed on 5 October: