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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 12:04
Amid the barrage of news about climate-related natural disasters and climate change summits, it’s important to recognize real inflection points—when there is truly cause to sit up and take note. The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC, released last month, is a genuine wake up call. We are already at one degree Celsius warming beyond pre-industrial averages. Limiting global warming to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 11:57
On World Cities Day, the U.N. chief highlights the need to build resilience to disasters and other threats in fast-growing urban areas BARCELONA - As 1.4 million people move to cities each week, local abilities to keep residents safe can become strained, increasing the risk of disasters, warned the United Nations secretary-general. "The answer is to build resilience to storms, floods, earthquakes... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 11:49
The balance between ocean protection and production is dangerously off-kilter Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo, President of Indonesia, is host of the Our Ocean 2018 conference; Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, will host Our Ocean 2019; and Tommy Remengesau, Jr, President of the Republic of Palau, will host Our Ocean 2020. Our ocean is central to our livelihoods, our identities, our culture and the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 11:44
Cycling is currently the fastest growing mode of transport in cities. The potential for accelerating cycling through ITS (intelligent transportation service) and other intelligent solutions is huge. Cities and the private sector can work together to make sure the innovations and new technologies align with the needs of both public authorities and residents for mobility, better use of public space... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 11:40
Design has a tremendous capacity to help create sustainable, resilient, and healthy communities. With more than two billion people poised to move to global cities by 2050, the demand for new buildings will rise, and the way we design, build, and operate them will be one of the determining factors in our global efforts to address climate change. Here are the trends that Gensler... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 16:07
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTIssued on: 25 October 2018 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat DUTY STATION: Home-based FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Evaluation of the Strategic Development Phase of the Global Future Cities Programme DURATION: Total eight weeks over December 2018 to February 2019 SUPERVISORS / REPORTING ARRANGEMENT Head of UN-Habitat HQs Evaluation Unit; Project coordinator... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 15:54
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT                                                                                                      Issued on: 31 October 2018       ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Urban Economy and Finance Branch, UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: Home Based PROJECT: Development of Own Source Revenue at the Municipal/Local government level in Africa  FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Municipal... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 15:50
Description Program Overview WRI is partnering with Rocky Mountain Institute in service of city efforts to procure renewable energy. The two organizations are building an integrated team across their energy activities that will support cities who are part of the Urban Sustainability Directors Network and the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge. Our integrated team will help... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 15:47
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME - SOUTH SUDAN COUNTRY OFFICE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 88041 POSITION TITLE: PROGRAMME POLICY CONSULTANT (URBAN SAFETY NETS) POSITION GRADE: CST II CONTRACT TYPE: CONSULTANCY CONTRACT DURATION: 6 MONTHS DUTY STATION: JUBA ABOUT WFP The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 15:43
Closing date: Wednesday, 7 November 2018 Job Opening Posting Title: INTERN - Programme Support - Digital development support (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: 24 October 2018 - 07 November 2018 Job Opening Number: 18-... Read more

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