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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 15:07
Milan’s Mayor Giuseppe Sala says accelerating urbanization is a threat to food security, but thinks cities can also be the answer to the problem. EAT spoke to the leader of the world’s only declaration on urban food policies. More than half the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050, that number is set to rise to two-thirds, according to the United Nations, and the number of... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 14:27
A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates that 4.2 million people in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean and in the Pacific are living in areas that are prone to flooding due to rising sea levels. In addition to coastal erosion, rising sea levels are expected to negatively impact economic output and employment and could aggravate inflation and cause an... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:18
Closing date: Sunday, 25 June 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - Communications, Social Media & Storytelling Intern, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 12 June 2017-25 June 2017 Job Opening number: 17-PGM-UNHABITAT-80479-J-NAIROBI (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:08
Closing date: Sunday, 25 June 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - Mainstreaming Results-Based Management and Environmental and social safeguards in project designs Internship, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 12 June 2017-25 June 2017 Job Opening number: 17-PGM-... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 11:41
Closing date: Monday, 26 June 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - Design Assistant, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: SAO TOME Posting Period: 13 June 2017-26 June 2017 Job Opening number: 17-PGM-UNHABITAT-80813-J-SAO TOME (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United Nations Core Values:... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 11:39
Closing date: Monday, 26 June 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - Programme Support - Graphic Design & Communication (City Resilience Profiling Programme), I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: BARCELONA Posting Period: 13 June 2017-26 June 2017 Job Opening number: 17-PGM-UNHABITAT-80871-... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 11:26
Closing date: Tuesday, 27 June 2017 Job no: 505351 Position type: Consultancy Location: Kenya Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn'l(ESARO) School/Unit: Kenya Department/Office: Nairobi, Kenya Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 11:06
Ouagadougou, 12 June 2017—A project targeting some 30,000 residents of Bissighin area located in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso are seeing the fruits of development initiatives resulting from a USD 100,000 Community Managed Fund project. “Since inception, the Programme has implemented specific initiatives that have transformed the living conditions of slum and informal settlement... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:58
Saint Petersburg 13 June 2017— A two-day international conference recently held in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg highlighted the importance of public space for wellbeing in cities. “Public space as a place for dialogue: Promoting the implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Russia and the CIS region” was organized by the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:40
HONG KONG — For decades, this city of more than 7 million has been one of Asia’s most dynamic places, filled with a youthful energy that drove rapid growth in both the population and the local economy. Planners here still see Hong Kong that way. But they also are looking at the long-term trends, and grappling with a force they cannot stop: Hong Kong is getting older. That’s true of both the city... Read more

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