New York, 7 Oct 13
Cities must boost efforts to become more resilient to natural disasters as well as provide their citizens with methods of alternative transportation to thrive, senior United Nations officials said today.
Montreal/New York, 7 Oct 13
Increasing urbanization over the next decades presents not only unprecedented challenges for humanity, but also opportunities to curb climate change, reduce water scarcity and improve food security, according to the world's first global assessment on the relationship between urbanization and biodiversity loss, released last Friday in New York.
Kuala Lumpur , 4 Oct 13
Over thirty urban decision makers gathered in Kuala Lumpur last week to learn innovative tools for sustainable urban planning to then practice in their respective cities, towns and municipalities.
Nairobi, 4 Oct 13
On the occasion of this year’s World Habitat Day, the Executive Director of UN-Habitat Dr. Joan Clos has called for improved accessibility and mobility in urban areas for more efficient of the world’s cities and towns.
New York, 3 Oct 13
In a side-event to the workshop on youth-led action research on land jointly organized by UN-Habitat and GLTN, the youth representatives from Brazil, Nepal, Kenya and Zimbabwe spoke on the importance of Securing Land and Property Rights for All.
Washington DC Wednesday 18th September 2013, 3 Oct 13
USAID organized a brown-bag meeting to discuss the challenges, issues ad concerns young people face in land governance in the context of an urbanizing world. Our Youth and Land project co-coordinators from Brazil, Zimbabwe and Kenya attended and presented the research gaps in the youth dimensions of land in their respective countries.
, 3 Oct 13
Organized by the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, the round table involved the different UN entities whose work tackle youth issues and how together, as the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD), they could support the UN System Wide Action Plan (SWAP) for youth which will ensure that within the UN, young people are included in decision making at all levels of development processes.
, 3 Oct 13
In this 2-day open discussion workshop, the Youth Envoy on Youth and the different UN entities of the IANYD took questions from youth representatives from different organizations and countries on the ways in which young people’s participation in the UN system can be sustainable.
Northern Province, Sri Lanka , 27 Sept 13
Women from Sri Lanka’s conflict-affected Northern Province are breaking traditional barriers by moving into previously male-dominated occupations in the construction sector. By engaging in vocational skills training programmes in masonry and carpentry, both male and female youth are empowered to pursue skilled occupations. Masonry and carpentry have been traditionally dominated by men with very few women engaged in these sectors.