UN-Habitat’s Youth Advisory Board at GC 26!!

  Mandated by the UN-Habitat Governing Council, the UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will be participating in the 26th Governing Council of UN-Habitat, ready to represent the voices of the global youth that elected the board in 2015.   To bring together all the youth joining the GC, UN-Habitat’s youth unit and the YAB are … Continue reading UN-Habitat’s Youth Advisory Board at GC 26!!

Global Survey of Youth-led Peacebuilding Organizations and Initiatives

UNOY Peacebuilders and Search for Common Ground have been working with the  Secretariat for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security to develop a global survey of youth-led peacebuilding organizations and initiatives. The purpose is to map youth organizations and initiatives building peace and preventing violence, to identify what they are doing, what impact … Continue reading Global Survey of Youth-led Peacebuilding Organizations and Initiatives

Urbanism in Mexico: Young Ideas for the Cities of Tomorrow

Since 2016 Badi Zárate Khalili has worked for the Metropolitan Institute of Planning in Guadalajara, the second biggest city of Mexico. With only 23 years old, he is the youngest city planner in his team and responsible for the coordination of public participation and communication. In addition, Badi has represented the Latin American youth in … Continue reading Urbanism in Mexico: Young Ideas for the Cities of Tomorrow

Launching #UrbanAction in Quito

In October 2016, the world leaders and representatives of the member states will gather in Quito, Ecuador to adopt the New Urban Agenda, a brand new road map to deal with all urban issues and a guide to achieving SDGs particularly in the urban context. For the first time in history, young people were recognized … Continue reading Launching #UrbanAction in Quito

UNAC, UN-Habitat and UN Women undertake 5 city consultation on Canada's Role in International Development

During July 2016, the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada), the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat), and UN Women conducted a nationwide series of youth consultations with the goal to elevate the youth voice on the International Assistance Review (IAR) undertaken by Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The report can be downloaded at this link … Continue reading UNAC, UN-Habitat and UN Women undertake 5 city consultation on Canada's Role in International Development

Engaging Youth in Our Global Future: UN Consultation on the International Assistance Review and Sustainable Development Goals

OTTAWA, July 14th, 2016 – The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada), in partnership with UN-Habitat and UN-Women, launched today a series of national youth consultations on the future of Canada’s international development assistance. The Canadian Government has called for these consultations to assure the voice of youth, Canadians at large and other international development … Continue reading Engaging Youth in Our Global Future: UN Consultation on the International Assistance Review and Sustainable Development Goals

Youth Joining Voices with PrepCom3 Multi-Stakeholder Delegates

Written by Ying Gao, edited by Jasdeep Randhawa #H3Youth kept up the momentum built after the huge success of WUYM and other youth parallel event(s) at PrepCom3.  Their activities were in good cooperation with the broader multi-stakeholder groups who worked hard to bring about a more inclusive New Urban Agenda with an eye toward its … Continue reading Youth Joining Voices with PrepCom3 Multi-Stakeholder Delegates

Youth Said: We Can Be Partner in New Urban Agenda Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation

Written by Ying Gao, edited by Jasdeep Randhawa Even before PrepCom3 proceedings got started, local Indonesia youth-led organizations IYMM and Kota Kita impressed everybody by organizing World Urban Youth Meeting. This full-day parallel event brought together around 500 youth participants in a showcase of “Youth Perspectives and Actions Towards People-Centred City” on 24 July 2016 … Continue reading Youth Said: We Can Be Partner in New Urban Agenda Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation

#H3Youth Demonstrate their Collective Strength at PrepCom3 in Surabaya

Written by Ying Gao, edited by Jasdeep Randhawa Habitat III PrepCom3 in Surabaya Takes One Step Closer to Next 20 Years Last week, in Surabaya, a city in the East Java province of Indonesia, which is famous for its green and inclusive urban planning, witnessed many activities as it hosted PrepCom3, the last Preparatory Committee … Continue reading #H3Youth Demonstrate their Collective Strength at PrepCom3 in Surabaya

Visit to Mathare by Youth Envoy

Great to see Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Youth Envoy to the Secretary General, visiting once again the  Mathare Environmental Conservation Youth Group (M.E.C.Y.G). As he states, some huge leaps forward in services at the centre with the the development of the ‪‎Innovate‬ ‎Kenya‬ ICT and Entrepenruship programs, the great work of the iHub – Nairobi’s Innovation Hub and their Kio Kits, the continued focus … Continue reading Visit to Mathare by Youth Envoy