HabPost - Issue 029 (April 29th, 2021)
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.
HabPost - Issue 030 (May 12th, 2021)
Earlier this year, we took stock of progress a year after the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10). Looking ahead, we explore in today’s issue the theme of WUF11 and the preparations in the lead-up to the conference. Spoiler alert (if you hadn’t noticed the cover): we have a new, bright, playful logo to help us gather the troops.
On an unrelated note, tomorrow’s Eild-al-Fitr and this explains why we’re slightly ahead of schedule in getting HabPost to you this week. You’ll find a Talking Head on this topic inviting you to explore different celebrating possibilities during a pandemic. We also provide a refresher on the Donor Information System so that all colleagues may access the information they need in their quest for donors. Quite the blend!
HabPost - Issue 028 (April 15th, 2021)
The first session of the Executive Board for the year 2021 took place last week, so we’re condensing the two-day discussions and presentations into a few highlights for you to digest and stay on top of things. If you’re a zealous reader, you can find the full summary of discussions on our website under “Daily Journal”.
We also looked at the HabPost survey results, and we’re happy to say we’re rolling out success stories as they’re in demand. We encourage all of you to reach out to us at email@example.com to contribute stories and share best practice and solutions with everyone around the house!
HabPost - Issue 027 (March 25th, 2021)
We’re two weeks away from the first session of the Executive Board for the year 2021. UN-Habitat is turning into a beehive with many colleagues joining hands and intensifying their efforts for a common purpose. In this issue, you will learn what the Board is expected to table next month and ways you can help deliver a smooth and successful session. There’s a lot going on at the moment, so we’ve also tried to keep you abreast of important messages you might have missed and opportunities you should seize.
Having said that, Easter is just around the corner and even busy bees take a break from all their hard work. We wish everyone season’s greetings and a restful few days — if you don’t break, you can’t dance!
HabPost - Issue 026 (March 11th, 2021)
8 March was International Women’s Day, so we’re seizing the opportunity to both celebrate and share a bit on our efforts towards gender equality and gender parity. It’s a contest without many hurdles, but the vision and the passion remain intact. Join us in celebrating women, making a change, and thanking all the women in our lives.
HabPost - Issue 025 (February 25th, 2021)
One year into our Strategic Plan 2020-2023, and roughly a year into COVID-19, we wanted to share with you the latest implementation report of one of our regional offices — the Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) — and highlight what was accomplished in the region in the fight against COVID-19. Check out our highly visual feature story to know what was done in the field, as well as our interview with Erfan Ali, the Regional Representative for ROAS.
Remember, you can monitor the global COVID-19 situation online. Also remember to stay alert even as vaccines are being rolled out — Japan has for instance confirmed last week the emergence of a new variant of COVID-19. And while Africa’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 has passed 100,000 — only a fraction of other continents — deaths are rising sharply, particularly in the south. So be cautious, and be safe.
HabPost - Issue 024 (February 11th, 2021)
It is now just about a year since the last session of the World Urban Forum, and we wanted to share with you the means to carry its takeaways, but also inform you of the preparations for the next session. You will find in this issue a few facts from WUF10 and links to resources for follow-up action by urban stakeholders. We are also very happy to introduce a brand new section in HabPost — the Urban Agenda Platform Insider — to keep you informed of
developments and features of the Platform. And if you are looking for key corporate dates and events, look no further: you will find a summary of these in the Calendar pages of the newsletter.
HabPost - Issue 023 (January 28th, 2021)
Welcome to this first issue of HabPost in 2021! We leave behind a challenging year full of adjustments, lessons learnt, and achievements. We kick off this new year with a vision for 2021 and we hope with fresh ideas to rise to the new challenges lying ahead. Impact, focus, visibility — these are some of the key words that we will, as a whole, need to embrace and strive for at a time when our mandate is more relevant than ever. Find out in this issue what are the priorities — painted in broad strokes — for each of our divisions in the months coming ahead.
HabPost - Issue 022 (December 17th, 2020)
It is soon the end of a very unique year. Unique for the world as we continue to fight the ongoing pandemic, and unique for us a an agency having to grapple with the added challenges brough about by the effects of the disease on our work and the communities we serve.
In this last issue for the year 2020, we focus on tips and tricks to better tell our story. As we move towards another year of challenges, we need to recognize that the way we communicate our impact will be crucial in making us stand out. We hope to continue to produce content to help you in your work, so do not hesitate to get in touch with feedback and suggestions.
And with the year closing to an end, our Executive Director has a message for you in HabPost. Don’t miss it!
HabPost - Issue 021 (December 3rd, 2020)
This week, we focus on projects at UN-Habitat. We travel to Europe to look at innovative approaches to governance for urban design, and we travel to Iraq and Lebanon to explore UN-Habitat’s role as a catalyst for strengthened institutions and interventions. We will continue to share similar stories in the coming months, so do not hesitate to contact us to feature yours!
We are also excited to introduce the Innovation corner, the latest addition to the HabPost menu. You will hear regularly about the hottest developments in innovation at UN-Habitat, and how you can make the most out of it.
And last but not least, the Did You Know section this week talks a bit about Habnet and how we start to reinvigorate it. Have a read!