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
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
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
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
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!
Every morning, 46 participants from different communities in Arusha, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya (Dandora) join the Youth & Urbanization workshop organized and run by the UN-HABITAT. For two hours a day, they work in small groups on assessing their communities and towns in terms of sports equipment and facilities using various participatory methodologies. The interactive … Continue reading Young people rocking the Youth & Urbanization Workshop at East Africa Cup 2015
UN-Habitat is extremely proud and delighted to be present at this years’ edition of the East Africa Cup. As a new partner, UN-Habitat organizes and runs daily workshops on Youth & Urbanization with young people from different communities in East Africa region. East Africa Cup kicked off today in beautiful Moshi, Tanzania, just under the … Continue reading UN-Habitat at East Africa Cup 2015!
Streets and Public Spaces as Drivers of Urban Development in Africa The second day kicked off with very interesting session dedicated to the various interventions of public spaces across Africa. Panellists from various institutions and organizations showcased their work in some of Africa’s major cities, including Kigali, Nairobi and Porto-Novo. And what are the main … Continue reading 3rd Public Spaces Biennale – Public Spaces in Africa
Women and Youth for Inclusive, Safe and Accessible Public Spaces The main session for us occurred already on day 1. The session debated key issues regarding public space, safety and urban mobility through the gender and youth lenses. The speakers aimed to outline strategies and tools to contribute towards a vision of a gender and … Continue reading 3rd Public Spaces Biennale in Rome – Day 1 Highlights
On Thursday, the third Public Spaces Biennale commenced in the beautiful city of Rome. UN-HABITAT’s team from Programme on Public Spaces organizes several sessions over the three days of the conference. The youth voice is conveyed by the European YAB representative, Dana Podmolikova from Czech Republic. Over 600 speakers are scheduled to take the floor … Continue reading The 3rd Public Spaces Biennale kicks off in Rome, Italy!