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
Habitat III will be the UN’s first urbanization conference in 20 years – and some countries are trying to prevent cities from participating. Yet from the global economy to climate change, cities offer our best hope for solutions. UN conferences on urbanization occur just once every 20 years. The third, Habitat III, will convene in … Continue reading Habitat III is all about cities. The UN should give them a seat at the table
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
The UN-Habitat Youth Unit is organizing a series of youth events in New York next week, to discuss issues related to youth participation in governance, peacebuilding and leadership. The events will be happening on May 27th and 28th in New York, on the margins of the High-Level Event of the President of the General Assembly commemorating … Continue reading Don't miss out on the UN-Habitat Youth Events in NY!
My name is Tone Vesterhus, I am the youth delegate for Norway to the 25th Governing Council. I have been following UN-Habitat and the Habitat III process since the beginning of 2014. Unfortunately there were not many youth delegates in the official government delegations at the Governing Council this year, Brazil was the only other … Continue reading The 25th UN-Habitat Governing Council- What’s in it for #Youth? – #GC25 #Habitat3