In this issue, we showcase the winners of this year’s UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award, one of the most prestigious prizes presented to those working on sustainable urbanization.
We continue our series of office profiles with the Office for European Institutions at Brussels and uncover the latest courses on UN-Habitat Learn, our online platform for digital learning.
Lastly, we encourage you to submit your nominations for the 2022 UN Secretary-General Awards. Find out how in the ‘Did you know’ section.
As always, we look forward to hearing more from you on upcoming... Read more
In the run up to Urban October, HabPost delves deeper into the theme of this years’ World Habitat Day, ‘Mind the Gap. Leave No One and No Place Behind’, with a closer look at the problem of growing inequality and challenges in cities and human settlements.
In this issue, we kick off our series of office profiles with the Information Office of UN-Habitat in China.
In addition, we shed light on the learning and advocacy platforms within our portfolio. Check out the ‘Did you know’ section to find out more about UN-Habitat Learn, the Urban Agenda Platform and the World Urban... Read more
Urban October is just around the corner. In this issue, we highlight what the month is all about and a brief on the World Habitat Day and World Cities Day celebrations in the feature story.
On operational matters, we’ve successfully managed to restore services and ensure recovery in a refugee camp in Syria. This is after conflict broke out in the country, displacing over 10,000 Palestinians from the Dera’a refugee camp. Find out more about the different activities in place facilitating the return of over 3000 refugees in the success story section.
Lastly, it is time to take... Read more
Please find attached the revised Request for Selection of Recommended Candidate Memo (P2 – D2) level to be used effective immediately.
With Best Regards,
Please find attached the revised Request for Classification Form to be used effective immediately.
The Form has been amended to include the following:
• Branch/Section: GSD UPB Coordination Office
• Fund Centre Selection: (List l) 11376
We have indicated the date (01.08.2022) at the bottom of the pages to avoid confusion
To support the implementation of community infrastructure upgrading, provision of temporary and permanent housing/shelter, community engagement, protective services and emergency response for displacement affected communities.
It is now one week since WUF 11 concluded last Thursday, and we wanted to share the key highlights from the 5-day event.
The event attracted 17,003 attendees, with 10,799 participants from 155 countries attending in person. WUF11 events were covered live by UN Web TV, receiving 46,145 views, with 350 media representatives registered and 200 attending in person.
Participants held discussions culminating in a set of Declared Actions which you can read more about in the feature story section.
Further on in this issue, we present one of our flagship reports, the World... Read more
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Its an exciting week as the Eleventh Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF) kicks-off this Sunday, 26 June 2022.
So far, we have over 18,000 registered participants from 166 countries. The WUF program includes six categories of partner-driven events: SDGs in Action, ONE UN, Voices from Cities, Networking, Training, Urban Library.
With a wide-variety of sessions planned for the week, don’t miss the launch of our global flagship report – the World Cities Report 2022. This will take place on Wednesday, 29 June 2022. Find out more in the Feature Story of this issue.
In... Read more
This week, HabPost goes to Katowice to explore the exciting activities planned for the eleventh session of the World Urban Forum (WUF 11).
WUF 11 will feature opening and closing sessions, dialogues, roundtables, and a series of partner-driven events - SDGs in Action, One-UN, Voices from Cities, Networking Events, Training Events, Urban Cinema and Urban Library. Read about these in our feature story, which includes resources and links to detailed events you might find useful.
We continue with our series of information bites on innovation.
In this issue, we highlight... Read more
1. In its resolution 1/1, the United Nations Habitat Assembly of the United Nations Human
Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat Assembly), at its first session, in May 2019, approved the
strategic plan for the period 2020–2023.
2. The plan repositions UN-Habitat as a major global entity, a centre of excellence and
innovation. In that regard, the organization is refocusing its niche position as the “thought leader” and
“go-to” programme for issues pertaining to its work, setting the global discourse and agenda on
sustainable urban development, driving... Read more
In 2021, conflict, pandemic and climate emergencies continued to shape the challenges faced by human settlements. UN-Habitat was able to strengthen its efforts to help Member States to respond to new vulnerabilities and risks. Our normative guidance combined with demonstrated projects succeeded in creating conducive conditions for sustainable and inclusive recovery and resilience at the local level.
The 2019 report highlights achievements in one of UN-Habitat’s key
areas of strength, transformative normative tools and knowledge
products. These are providing important norms and standards that
are strengthening member states’ capacity to deliver sustainable
UN-Habitat’s Annual Report 2020 is a chronicle of our time. A year after the declaration of a global pandemic, we reflect on the challenges and changes that have occurred so quickly in the world’s cities and in all our human settlements.
The present document sets out the programme of work for UN-Habitat for 2022, demonstrating the capacity of the agency to adjust to these evolving conditions and the related economic crisis. The implementation of the strategic plan for the period 2020–2023 continues to reflect our renewed vision, focusing on impact and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
In today’s issue of the HabPost, we review the takeaways from the High-level meeting on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, held on 28 April 2022 in New York. We explore the key areas of action, the primary resources that informed the discussion and other bilateral activities.
It is said that all good things must come to an end.
The global three-year multi partner Future Cities Programme has come to an end while its South
East Asia component is transitioning to the next stage. Find out its final knowledge products in the success story of this issue. We hope to... Read more
Please find attached the revised Request for Classification Form to be used effective immediately.
We have some exciting activities and events taking place in the coming weeks.
The High-Level Meeting on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda will be taking place at a time like this next week. What is it about? Why should you get involved? Find out this and more in the featured story section of this issue. You don’t want to miss it!
In addition, we have the Katowice Energy Innovation Challenge running throughout this month. The challenge offers a great opportunity for start-ups and innovators worldwide to help the city of Katowice transition to clean and renewable... Read more
Last week we held our first 2022 Executive Board Session.
Today, we reflect on the outcomes of the 3-day meeting, highlighting the top things to take note of. Among the outcomes of the session, four decisions were adopted, including the draft work programme and budget for 2023. For a detailed synopsis of the items discussed during the three days, make sure to check out the Daily Journal for Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3.
On other matters, don’t miss the brown bag hard talk on the high-level meeting on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda to be held this month. More details of... Read more
With a few days to go, we are excited for the upcoming first session of the Executive Board for the year 2022, and so should you!
The 3-day session will entail discussions around financial, budgetary and administrative matters, the annual work programme, our normative and operational modalities, and other cross-cutting issues that you do not want to miss.
On money matters, the UN-Habitat Budget Steering Committee (BSC) recommends to the Executive Director how all incomes and expenditures are recorded and structured in a Transparent and effective manner. Find out the... Read more
In today’s issue of HabPost, we unpack the role of the Staff Management Consultative Committee (SMCC) and how it works to set up a better system for negotiating and resolving workplace issues. The SMCC helps ensure that staff rights are protected and that rules and procedures are respected.
In addition, there is a new harmonized and systematic way to track the performance of the urban SDGs and the New Urban Agenda (NUA) using existing urban indices and tools. Find this out in the Did You Know Section.
As always, we encourage you to reach out to us at ... Read more
Among the many things that changed last year, our approach to vetting projects was probably one of the most salient for UN-Habitat. Find out in this issue what the Programme Review Committee is all about, its underlying principles, and the planned next steps. And for those of you interested and involved in organizing meetings, developing creative content, and writing impactful stories, you will find information on new guidelines including tips and links to resources for a whole-house approach to communication.
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Despite the workplace demographics continuing to shift, our appetite for promoting transformative change in cities and human settlements through knowledge, policy advice, technical assistance and collaborative action has not reduced.
In 2021, 117 projects valued at an estimated USD 305 Million in total were reviewed by the Project Review Committee (PRC). Highlighted in this issue is the new role adopted by the PRC that will help projects continually improve adherence to their intended levels of effectiveness and performance.
By now, we all know that online, seamless,... Read more
Celebrations of the World Habitat Day are now behind us, but not without a bang. The engagement and commitment by many to work together to contribute to a better future where the right to adequate housing is fully realized has never been stronger. Regardless of the pandemic, events were held, and cities and key stakeholders came together
75 years ago, the UN Charter was signed. It would set the stage for years of cooperation towards peace and security, and make the United Nations a catalyst for what we now know as sustainable development.