Urban Themes

[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 17:14
Creativity and cultural diversity have always been key drivers of urban success. At WUF10, for the first time culture, creativity and innovation were at the centre of the global conversation about the liveability, vitality and sustainability of cities. The Forum’s theme, “Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation,” recognised that culture is an integral part of the solution to... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, September 18, 2020 - 13:34
  Submission period Thursday 17 September, 2020 - Saturday 10 October, 2020   Description The purpose of the Call for Expression of Interest is to solicit interest from existing or prospective Implementing Partners that wish to participate in UN-Habitat operation and contribute complementary resources (human resources, knowledge, funds, in-kind contributions, supplies and/or equipment) to... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 22:01
UN-Habitat Cities Investment Facility (CIF) programme is seeking partners to develop and manage one of a number of the City Investment Vehicles (CI Vehicles), one of the three instruments of CIF. Each CI Vehicle fund will act as a broker or fund within which diverse and blended sources of capital can be pooled to finance de-risked, bankable, and sustainable urbanization projects. CI Vehicles may... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 21:58
  UN-Habitat Cities Investment Facility (CIF) programme is seeking a partner to jointly develop and maintain the Cities Investment Portal (CI Portal), one of the three instruments of CIF, in order to provide a secure, up-to-date and accessible digital platform through which sustainable urbanization project promoters, investors, and other relevant stakeholders can interact. The CI Portal partner... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 18:12
Africa’s cities currently provide the largest and most rapidly growing agricultural markets in Africa. Out of total urban food sales of roughly US$200 to US$250 billion per year, over 80% comes from domestic African suppliers. In the coming decades, demographic projections forecast rates of African urbanization as the highest in the world. Today — and even more so tomorrow — Africa’s rapidly... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 31, 2020 - 11:57
We all know that our world is rapidly urbanizing. More and more people are moving to cities in search of a better living. This process is happening fastest in Africa and Asia. The United Nations predicts that urbanization, combined with the overall population growth, could add another 2.5 billion people to urban populations by 2050. Housing has turned into a profound concern not just in Lagos or... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 07:42
By Kristin Hall, Kerri Wazny The coronavirus outbreak is overwhelming the capacity of health systems across Asia, Europe, and the Americas, despite many countries having robust health systems. While many low- and middle-income countries have not yet reported high case numbers, rapid increases are expected, and the potential consequences are severe. The underreporting of positive cases in many... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 11:27
Submission period Friday 28 August, 2020 - Friday 9th October, 2020 Description Purpose of CFP: The Municipal Empowerment and Resilience Project (MERP), a joint initiative between the United Nations Human Settlement Program (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is launching a call for the development of a comprehensive assessment methodology for local economic... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 15:02
Submission Start Date: 23 August 2020. Submission Deadline Date and time: 13 September 2020. Submission of proposals: By email to unhabitat-syriaprocurement@un.org             Project key information: UN-Habitat Project title: Support mitigation measures in Six municipalities at Rural Damascus governorate as responding plan to breakout of COVID-19 Pandemic: Activation of community initiatives and... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 17:12
In recent years, income and wealth inequalities in Europe have become increasingly present in public debates. Already in 2017, the European Pillar of Social Rights, presented by the European Commission, set out 20 key principles to enhance social justice in the EU. The principles are structured around three categories: equal opportunities and access to labour markets, fair working conditions and... Read more

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