It’s World Cities Day!

It’s a World Cities Day! So what are you doing to make your city a better place? Since 2013, the 31st October is designated to celebrate the world’s cities and draw attention to its opportunities and challenges. In fact, the whole month of October was dedicated to promote better urban future, with Habitat III – … Continue reading It’s World Cities Day!

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

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

LATAM Youth Shaping One Latin America for Habitat III

  Bogota witnessed something very special on Friday 8th April, 2016. Over 300 young people from the Latin America & the Caribbean region gathered in the Colombian Capital for AIESEC’s Youth Speak Forum, which was organized in partnership with UN-HABITAT and PVBLIC Foundation to bring LATAM youth voices to the discussions around Habitat III and … Continue reading LATAM Youth Shaping One Latin America for Habitat III

Upcoming Urban Thinkers Campus on Youth

The City Youth Need, the World They Want On February 10-11 the UN-Habitat Youth and Livelihood Unit is organizing the Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) at the UN-headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The two-day Campus will focus on youth and is inviting more than 160 youth from Kenya and other parts of Africa. Urban Thinkers Campus is … Continue reading Upcoming Urban Thinkers Campus on Youth

GOT AN URBAN SOLUTION? SUBMIT IT TO THE HABITAT III PROCESS

reprinted from Citiscope   Ideas are due by 15 February for a document – The City We Need 2.0 – that will comprise key stakeholder input to the drafting of the New Urban Agenda. With the calendar turned to 2016, momentum is now picking up toward Habitat III, this year’s United Nations conference that will … Continue reading GOT AN URBAN SOLUTION? SUBMIT IT TO THE HABITAT III PROCESS

Youth Participation in Habitat III High Level Regional Meeting

The Habitat III High Level Regional Meeting for the Asia-Pacific Region occurred on 21-22 October 2015, hosted by the Government of Indonesia to identify key issues and regional perspectives for the New Urban Agenda. Young people were strongly represented as a constituent group throughout these proceedings, with their activities coordinated by the UN Major Group … Continue reading Youth Participation in Habitat III High Level Regional Meeting

Asia-Pacific Urban Youth Assembly 2015 – How it all began

        The first ever APUFY kicked off on Saturday October 17th in Jakarta, Indonesia with number of optional activities at the Ministry of Public Works and Housing. Although  optional, the 70% turn-out suggested the quality and energy of the historic event. Motivated and eager participants jumped into discussions without further encouragement and were later … Continue reading Asia-Pacific Urban Youth Assembly 2015 – How it all began