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
On Friday 16th September 2016, UN-HABITAT had a pleasure to attend the 2nd World Summit on Ethics & Leadership in Sports at FIFA Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. It was a day packed with incredible sessions, high-level speakers from the world of sport, business and politics, and most importantly, energy and positive spirit that has transcended … Continue reading Connecting the dots in Sport
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
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
Written by Emily Onyango on behalf of our partners The beginning of April meant a lot to different communities in Kariobangi who gathered as early as 7:00am to prepare for the sports day organized by UN-HABITAT in cooperation with CHRISC Kenya, Simama Africa, SWAGA and SOPA. One of the main objectives of the day was … Continue reading THE FIRST EVER SPORTS DAY IN KARIOBANGI, Powered By UN-HABITAT
Community Sports Day – Empowering Youth Through Sports Just a few days prior to a very significant day for all sports for development enthusiasts, April 6th, UN-HABITAT, in close collaboration with CHRISC Kenya, Simama Africa, Sports With A Goal Africa and Seeds of Peace Africa, staged a Community Sports Day at Marura Primary School in … Continue reading Celebrating April 6th in Kariobangi, Kenya
Let’s also hear from Suheon and his first impressions and experiences in Nairobi. “I was a little bit worried when I heard first time that I will be working in slums. It is a completely new environment for me and I didn’t know what to expect. It took only short while to adjust though and … Continue reading From Culture Shock to Amazement
The Innovate Kenya programme is a partnership between UN-Habitat. Samsung and local communities to foster innovation in Kenyan youth. One component of the programme is establishing 6 youth and ICT centres in Nairobi, Kenya, which will provide technology and entrepreneurship training to thousands of youth and youth-led groups. The backbone of this programme is an … Continue reading How ICT is helping to change Kenya
Habitat III is the third Habitat agenda conference which will be held in Quito, Ecuador in october 2016. It will set a #NewUrbanAgenda globally, and is likely to have a large impact on how our cities and settlements will look in the future. It is also the first big UN-conference to discuss the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals … Continue reading Your chance to get your voice heard in #HabitatIII!
During International Youth Day, 12 August 2013 celebrations, UN-Habitat launched an Instagram Contest, dubbed “Home is Where We Live” #home #iyd2013. Young people from all over the world were encouraged to post pictures or videos of what “Home” means to them on their social media sites including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Flicker. The response was … Continue reading Home Is Where We Live International Youth Day Instagram contest 2015!