Blue economy youth conference to focus on youth opportunities

In Summary The blue economy refers to sustainable use of the ocean and its resources for economic growth and to create jobs. The pre-conference to be held on November 23 at the UN will focus on opportunities for young men and women. It will bring together 200 youth drawn from Lamu, Kilifi, Mombasa, Tana River, … Continue reading Blue economy youth conference to focus on youth opportunities

Engaging Young People to Implement the New Urban Agenda

“Youth drive innovation at the local level, and can if given the proper support, develop solutions for our most pressing urban issues such as transportation, housing, climate change and inequality,” UN-Habitat, Youth and Livelihoods Unit Chief, Douglas Ragan Background A year ago, the world’s leaders convened in Quito, Ecuador, and adopted the New Urban Agenda … Continue reading Engaging Young People to Implement the New Urban Agenda

UN Security Council Resolution 2250 Reminds Us that Peace is Possible

Co-authored by Hussein Nabeil Murtaja, UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board Representative for Arab Regions and member of Advisory Group of Experts for Progress Study on Youth, Peace, and Security The United Nations (UN) Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2250 at the end of 2015. This is the first resolution of its kind that recognizes and promotes … Continue reading UN Security Council Resolution 2250 Reminds Us that Peace is Possible

UN-Habitat Celebrates Youth, Peace and Sustainability

UN-Habitat, the UN programme for sustainable urban development, is celebrating youth, peace and sustainability leading up to the International  Day of Peace on 21 September. The goal of this celebration is to raise the awareness of the general public about the vital role of young men and women in peace building. According to UNDP, more … Continue reading UN-Habitat Celebrates Youth, Peace and Sustainability

International Youth Day | Youth Building Peace

“On the cusp of International Youth Day and its theme of “Youth Building Peace” this year, UN-Habitat calls for all youth to spread the message of peace,.” At the beginning of 2012, the world population surpassed 7 billion with people under the age of 30 accounting for more than half of this number (50.5%). According … Continue reading International Youth Day | Youth Building Peace

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!!

Football Pitch Make-over through Design Thinking

A lot was happening in Mlango Kubwa’s football pitch last week. Mlango Kubwa is a ward in the Mathare informal settlement in Kenya. Mathare has approximately 500,000 residence; Mango Kubwa itself has approximately 50,000 residents of which 70% of the population is 24 and under. After its inauguration by the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, it became the centerpiece of … Continue reading Football Pitch Make-over through Design Thinking

UN-HABITAT Youth Advisory Board Launches Berlin Urban Agenda

On Sunday, February 19, 2017, the UN-HABITAT Youth Advisory Board (YAB) launched the Berlin Urban Agenda after a week-long consultation process with youth and various German ministries. The Berlin Urban Agenda will serve as YAB’s primary tool for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Local authorities, government agencies, UN … Continue reading UN-HABITAT Youth Advisory Board Launches Berlin Urban Agenda

Youth and Cities Global Survey

  Hello readers! Have you heard of the Global Youth-led Development Report or State of the Urban Youth Report Series?  If not, would you be interested in getting an insight into what they have to offer? The UN-Habitat Youth and Livelihood Unit is in the process of evaluating these publications and we would like to invite … Continue reading Youth and Cities Global Survey

UN-Habitat Training: Nigerian Youth Going Green

Courtesy of Akolade Aderibigbe, UN-Habitat United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria, conducted hands-on training in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies; green entrepreneurship and enterprise development for 125 selected youths drawn from 26 States across the Nigeria in Abuja from 12th  to 23rd December 2016. The hands-on … Continue reading UN-Habitat Training: Nigerian Youth Going Green