Refugee Youth- Why the Silence

The city, known for its diverse population from many countries and cultures, is home to various exemplary youth initiatives that offer social services, cultural programs or sport activities in their respective communities. With a big migrant population and so many vibrant youth initiatives, Friday’s panel on “Youth Migration: Why the Silence” side event held during … Continue reading Refugee Youth- Why the Silence

World Leaders Gather with Youth to Promote Peace

Vancouver, Canada: Over 500 delegates from more than 70 countries are attending the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference being held November 14th and 15th in Vancouver, Canada. One of the key focuses of the conference will be on securing new pledges from Member States on the issues of peacebuilding, with a special focus being given … Continue reading World Leaders Gather with Youth to Promote Peace

Youth Gathered on Urbanization to Innovate Kenya

Mombasa | Kisumu 2017 – Youth, government officials, business experts in technology, media, finance and high level staff of the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) came together to make the Innovate Kenya boot camp a success. Hosted by UN-Habitat simultaneously in two cities of Kenya, the Innovate Kenya boot camp highlighted the significance of … Continue reading Youth Gathered on Urbanization to Innovate Kenya

Youth and Urbanization | Youth innovation is the clean fuel to light up world cities

“Today, 1.6 billion people live in inadequate housing, of which 1 billion live in slums and informal settlements. While millions of people lack suitable homes, the stock of vacant houses is gradually increasing. Ensuring housing affordability is therefore a complex issue of strategic importance for development, social peace and Equality. Addressing the housing needs of … Continue reading Youth and Urbanization | Youth innovation is the clean fuel to light up world cities

Youth Gathering in South Korea Call for Peace

More than 500 youth from Korea and 19 countries around the world gathered in Goyang, republic of Korea to state their firm commitment to the peace agenda and youth involvement. The conference, focused on peace as the theme for 2017 International Youth Day through the achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. It was … Continue reading Youth Gathering in South Korea Call for Peace

UN-Habitat: Innovate Counties Challenge promotes peace and sustainable human development

Peace and Governance Good governance is a path to peace.  Good governance is about the processes for making and implementing decisions. Not about making ‘correct’ decisions, but about the best possible process for making those decisions. Poor governance on the flip side, offers greater incentives and more opportunities for corruption—the abuse of public office for private gains. … Continue reading UN-Habitat: Innovate Counties Challenge promotes peace and sustainable human development

#HackForMombasa

Courtesy of Rhoda Omenya, UN-Habitat Hacking. A word more often than not, heavy with negative connotations – specifically with reference to digital technologies. Today, mainstream use of hacking still refers criminal activities but has also given rise to a positive meaning – use of technical computer expertise to solve problems. Extrapolated to the term hackathon … Continue reading #HackForMombasa

Peace, Progress and Employment Opportunities for Youth

Courtesy of Rhoda Omenya, UN-Habitat ‘Opportunities for the effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) – an apt theme of the twenty-sixth session of the Governing Council (GC26) delving into prospects for attaining the NUA – a global roadmap setting global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, … Continue reading Peace, Progress and Employment Opportunities for Youth

New feature at GC! Welcome to the SDGs Digital Media Zone!

For the first time ever, we’ve brought the SDGs Digital Media Zone to the UN-Habitat’s Governing Council. The SDGs Media Zone is a platform for editors, bloggers, content creators and influencers to communicate innovations, partnerships and discussions as a call to action for humanity to engage the Sustainable Development Goals. Inspired by the original model … Continue reading New feature at GC! Welcome to the SDGs Digital Media Zone!

GC26 Youth Events Programme

Join the conversation by using #Cities4All. COMMUNIQUÉ Young People at the Centre of the New Urban Agenda UN-Habitat Youth Unit Announcing our side event plans for the 26th Session of Governing Council Are you attending the 26th session of the Governing Council taking place from May 8th-12th? The UN-Habitat Youth Unit is excited to announce … Continue reading GC26 Youth Events Programme