The 12th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues is currently taking place in New York. UN-Habitat is organizing a side event today called “Global Housing Strategy, A Partnership on Urban Indigenous Issues”. In the side event UN-Habitat will present the new policy guide on Indigenous peoples and health in cities and other on-going projects and research on urban indigenous issues and the challenges they face in realising their right to adequate housing. The Side event is taking place in the Conference room E NLB at 1.15pm.
Una auténtica selección de buenas prácticas en vivienda se encuentra en los finalistas de los Premios Mundiales del Hábitat, 2013, anunciados hoy (17.05.13).
Los diez finalistas de los Premios, financiados y coordinados cada año por la BSHF, han sido elegidos entre más de 200 proyectos de todo el mundo e incluyen proyectos sobre personas sin hogar, el acceso a la energía limpia en zonas rurales y gestión de servicios por las comunidades, tanto como la restauración y la vida sostenible en ciudades.
A true cross-section of good practice in housing can be found in the 2013 World Habitat Award finalists, announced today (17 May 2013).
The ten finalists for the Awards, funded and co-ordinated each year by the Building and Social Housing Foundation, have been chosen from a list of over 200 projects from across the globe and include projects focusing on homeless people, access to clean energy and community-led service provision as well as restoration and sustainable living in cities.
The World Habitat Awards 2013 finalists are:
The Rockefeller Foundation today announced a three-year, $100-million effort to help 100 cities around the world develop plans to become more resilient to catastrophes.
The funds will be used to hire “chief resilience officers” in each of the cities who will coordinate efforts to help withstand shocks due to climate change, economic collapses, terrorist attacks, and pandemics.
The Rockefeller Foundation yesterday announced its "100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge", part of the foundation's US$100-million (about Bt3 billion) effort to build urban resilience in cities around