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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 17:43
Distinction seeks to promote successful experiences and inspire other organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to embrace the guidelines of this global agreement. Adopted in October 2016, the New Urban Agenda defines the steps to ensure sustainable urbanization in the next 20 years. Rethinking how we plan, manage and live in cities is the principle of the New Urban Agenda, adopted in... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016 - 22:34
Distinction seeks to promote successful experiences and inspire other organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to embrace the guidelines of this global agreement. Adopted in October 2016, the New Urban Agenda defines the steps to ensure sustainable urbanization in the next 20 years. Rethinking how we plan, manage and live in cities is the principle of the New Urban Agenda, adopted in... Read more
[ Partner ] Posted on Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 18:48
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 19:18
On 1 January 2016, the world officially began implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development—the transformative plan of action based on 17 Sustainable Development Goals—to address urgent global challenges over the next 15 years. This agenda is a road map for people and the planet that will build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals and ensure sustainable social and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016 - 12:07
Argument over the role of the U.N. agency has overtaken the broader Habitat III negotiations, particularly on the critical issues of how to track progress on the agenda’s implementation. UNITED NATIONS-The constellation of organizations here is often referred to euphemistically as the U. N.“family.” And as in any large family, there are darlings and runts. The U. N. Human Settlements Programme,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016 - 15:58
In the Abuja declaration, the delegates are seeking development of smart cities with improved urban systems for improved functionality, efficiency and effective delivery of urban basic services and infrastructure; positioning urbanisation and human settlements as a driver of competitiveness through specialization and connected urban systems at the regional level. FRESH impetus was added last week... Read more
[ Partner ] Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 22:24
[ Partner ] Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 09:11
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 09:20
Get ready for World Habitat Day, which takes place on October 5th this year. Observed annually on the first Monday in October, this day was established by the United Nations in 1986, as a time to focus on the fundamental human right to adequate shelter and the current state of cities and towns around the world. Beyond mere reflection, WHD encourages individual and group action on both the local... Read more
[ Interaction ] Posted on Monday, September 14, 2015 - 11:42
What is the New Urban Agenda? The New Urban Agenda will be the outcome document agreed upon at the Habitat III cities conference in October 2016. In turn, it will guide the efforts on cities of a wide range of actors — nation states, city and regional leaders, international development funders, United Nations programmes and civil society — for the next 20 years. Inevitably, this agenda will also... Read more

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