Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:17
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands  — The challenges are enormous: 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. Even today, slums hold a billion people, but that figure is expected to triple in coming decades. And with cities under mounting pressure to improve infrastructure and resources strained by rapid urbanization, it’s the poor who already are feeling the brunt of bad... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:41
In today’s increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world, social, technological and sustainability issues bring new dimensions to risk and have a major impact on the development and competitiveness of our urban centers. This results in urban risk management becoming more complex and increasingly important to the long term health and growth of urban economies. The need to improve the... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:06
Closing date: Wednesday, 10 May 2017 Urban Expert - International Consultant Location : Bangkok, THAILAND Application Deadline : 10-May-17 (Midnight New York, USA) Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International Consultant Languages Required : English Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 25-May-2017 Duration of Initial Contract : Up to 10... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:55
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTIssued on: 20 April 2017 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: NAIROBI FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Youth Coordinator DURATION: 6 months CLOSING DATE: 27 April 2017 BACKGROUND In Kenya youth under the age of 20 represent 59% of a population of 25 million Six and a half million are between the ages of 10 and 19. Youth account for about 55 % of the... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:53
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Issued on: 27 April 2017 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: Home Base FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Interactive building energy design software tool  GRADE: Consultancy POST DURATION 10 Months CLOSING DATE:   5 May 2017   BACKGROUNDThe United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 09:43
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTIssued on: 27/04/2017 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: Nairobi/ Kenya with travel to Somalia if security permits FUNCTIONAL TITLE: International Youth Experts DURATION: 6 working months CLOSING DATE: 12 May 2017   BACKGROUND UN-Habitat Somalia is implementing the Federal Government of Somalia – United Nations Joint Programme on Youth... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 09:33
Ha Noi, 26 April 2017— UN Habitat, OECD and the Viet Nam’s Ministry of Construction recently held a one day Policy Dialogue on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda through National Urban Policies. The event that was supported by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and UNDP was attended by more than 50 policy makers and stakeholders, with the Dialogue session beings opened by Mr.... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 15:41
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development commits to promoting development in a balanced way – economically, socially and environmentally – in all countries of the world, leaving no one behind, and paying special attention to those people who are poorest or most excluded. While the future is impossible to predict, there are clear directions on several economic and social aspects that will... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 15:36
Qazvin, Iran, 26 April 2017—At the latest World Assembly of Islamic Cities UN-Habitat had the opportunity to brief the delegates present on some of the work it is engaged in globally. The World Assembly of Islamic Cities (WAIC) summit was convened late April in the Iranian city of Qazvin to discuss sustainable urbanization according to the ideals of Islam. The fifth in a series of conferences,... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:15
Rapid urban growth; growing food and nutrition insecurity; unbalanced food availability, distribution and access; environmental degradation, resource scarcity and climate change; unsustainable production and consumption patterns, including generation of food waste – all of these have important developmental implications for both urban and rural areas alike. It is increasingly recognised that in... Read more

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