Youth Come Together to Promote UN Security Council Resolution 2250

Promoting the Role of Youth in Developing Sustainable Peacebuilding Let’s get the world talking, and acting, for peaceful and safer inclusive cities for all !“ UN-Habitat Executive Director, Maimunah Mohd Sharif Nairobi, June, 2018- The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in partnership with Youth Alive! Kenya and the Norwegian Children and Youth Council (LNU) … Continue reading Youth Come Together to Promote UN Security Council Resolution 2250

Resources on Youth, Peace and Security

United Nations Office of Nairobi, 30th May, 2018- United Nations Human Settlements Programme in partnership with the Norwegian Youth Council (LNU) and Youth Alive Kenya will jointly host a Youth, Peace and Security symposium today. The symposium will run on the theme “Share Your Thoughts, Raise your Voice, Act on SCR 2250”, with a main … Continue reading Resources on Youth, Peace and Security

BIG STORIES RECAP: Blue ribbon panel calls for a stronger UN-HABITAT with a focus on a “leave no one behind” mandate

The New Urban Agenda (NUA), adopted at the United Nations (UN) Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), provides a robust new framework that outlines how cities should be planned, managed, and governed to best promote sustainable urbanization. An important yet unresolved discussion in the negotiation of the NUA was the question of … Continue reading BIG STORIES RECAP: Blue ribbon panel calls for a stronger UN-HABITAT with a focus on a “leave no one behind” mandate

Kenya’s Meru Youth Service promises hope for young men and women

Meru, Kenya, May, 2018- Meru County, hidden in the slopes of Mount Kenya, recently launched a 5-year ambitious plan to bring hope to its youth who have been forced out of livelihoods after the ban of miraa export worth US$ 6 Billion by the European Union.   In a call to action to find a … Continue reading Kenya’s Meru Youth Service promises hope for young men and women

Statement by UN-Habitat Executive Director, Maimunah Mohd Sharif During International Day of Sport

UN-Habitat celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, promotes the development of safe and generative urban spaces 6 April, 2018 Today, we celebrate the role of sports in promoting development and peace. The UN General Assembly has designated 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, commemorating the inauguration of … Continue reading Statement by UN-Habitat Executive Director, Maimunah Mohd Sharif During International Day of Sport

UN-Habitat, local leaders to address youth’s problems in Kenya’s Marsabit County

Nairobi, 3 April 2018—UN-Habitat last week hosted a high level ministerial team from the Marsabit County Government, Kenya to discuss how to improve the livelihoods of youth in that region. The meeting identified key areas that UN-Habitat and the County Government could partner to tackle challenges affecting young people in the area. The meeting was … Continue reading UN-Habitat, local leaders to address youth’s problems in Kenya’s Marsabit County

UN-Habitat to promote youth development in Kenya’s Meru County

Nairobi, 14 March 2018— UN-Habitat has signed an agreement with the County Government of Meru, Kenya to empower youth in that area. Under this landmark agreement, UN-Habitat has committed itself to support youth, local development and municipal finance in Meru County. Meru County Governor Kiraitu Murungi and UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif signed the … Continue reading UN-Habitat to promote youth development in Kenya’s Meru County

UN-Habitat Executive Director visits Kenya’s informal settlement; Meets community stakeholders

5 February 2018, Nairobi – UN-Habitat Executive Director Mme Maimunah Mohd Sharif today made her maiden visit to Kenya’s Mathare slums where she met with youth, women and civil society stakeholders implementing various community projects in the informal settlement.  The Executive Director toured the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) project that is implemented by UN-Habitat … Continue reading UN-Habitat Executive Director visits Kenya’s informal settlement; Meets community stakeholders

New UN-Habitat Executive Director calls for continued investment in youth across levels of government

“Today, we face unprecedented urban, social and environmental challenges. From climate change to radicalization, youth are often at the front lines facing these problems. They are our hope and our future in assuring that we can find solutions.” – Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) New York, 31 January … Continue reading New UN-Habitat Executive Director calls for continued investment in youth across levels of government

Young People Welcome Executive Director to UN-Habitat

“Change the Impossible to I’m possible!” Executive Director Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif tells the over hundred young people from 6 schools in Kibera, the largest slum in East Africa. UN-Habitat welcomed its new Executive Director to the United Nation and Nairobi with a rousing KaribUNi yesterday. The Executive Director dropped by Nairobi Children’s Exchange Programme, … Continue reading Young People Welcome Executive Director to UN-Habitat