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

Connecting the dots in Sport

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

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

Visit to Mathare by Youth Envoy

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

El nacimiento de una nueva ciudadanía en México

Written by: Badi Zárate Khalili, Youth Advisory Member – Latin America and the Caribbean Andrea viene montada en su bicicleta, apresurada con el viento sobre su cara que disfruta cada mañana al salir de casa. Está ansiosa por llegar a su destino y piensa que el estar protegiéndose de los autos que avanzan rápidamente a muy … Continue reading El nacimiento de una nueva ciudadanía en México

Being an Intern in Rwanda – Story by Mina Lee

I was excited to come to Rwanda for my internship in ‘sports for development’ field with UN-HABITAT. Although I have lived in Rwanda for two years before, (volunteering with Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)), I couldn’t wait to be back. Rwanda is a fascinating place with so much beauty, green spaces and amazing people that … Continue reading Being an Intern in Rwanda – Story by Mina Lee

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

Data Innovation and Participatory Design: A Mash-up for Urban Development

APUFY has been a great success, to large extent thanks to our partners that put a lot of effort in organizing and running 12 parallel sessions throughout the day! While they were all amazing, have a look at the highlights of one of the sessions that focused on the importance of data innovation and participatory … Continue reading Data Innovation and Participatory Design: A Mash-up for Urban Development

MGCY in Baqa'a!

The UN Major Group for Children and Youth, an officially mandated space for young people to engage in the UN negotiations, has recently concluded youth consultations in the Baqa’a refugee camp in Amman, Jordan. The camp was built for Palestinians back in 1968 and today is home to some 100,000 people. Interestingly, you’d never think you’re in … Continue reading MGCY in Baqa'a!