Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:58
Cities generate two-thirds of global energy demand and greenhouse-gas emissions, prompting much discussion on the needed role of local authorities in combating climate change. Global networks of city leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to doing their share to achieve global climate targets, and the number of such mayors is ever increasing. As exciting as it is to see such momentum from... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:58
Facing a new reality in the wake of monster storms, unprecedented flooding, dangerous and record-breaking heat and drought, wildfires and other challenges, cities stand determined to set their own framework for climate action. That framework increasingly includes not just working to mitigate the immediate problem but reaching across geographical and political boundaries to increase resilience,... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:07
COUNTRY CONTEXT Madagascar is witnessing a rapid urbanization. Urban growth was about 4 % per annum over the period 1960 to 2000. The level of urbanization increased from 11 % in 1960 to 27 % in 2005. It is estimated that the balance point between urban and rural population (50-50%) will be reached by 2030. However, cities already account for approximately ¾ of the national GDP, with Antananarivo... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:02
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT  Issued on 09 November 2017                                              ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat, Iran DUTY STATION: Tehran, Iran FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Senior Urban Policy Consultant DURATIONSTART DATE Three and a half monthsNovember 2017 CLOSING DATE: 22 November 2017 CONTRACT TYPE LICA-UNOPS BACKGROUND The United Nations Human... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTIssued on: 09 November 2017 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: NAIROBI FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Consultant for the Evaluation of WASH in DPC Programme in northern Ghana DURATION: 2 months over 4 months (December 2017-March 2018) CLOSING DATE: 22 November 2017 BACKGROUNDDroughts, epidemic outbreaks, floods, and wildfires and other forms of... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 11:58
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTIssued on: 9 November 2017 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: NAIROBI FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Consultant (2 consultants) for the Evaluation of GLTN Phase 2 DURATION: 1 ½ months over 4 months (December 2017-March 2018) CLOSING DATE: 21 November 2017 BACKGROUNDThe United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is mandated by the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 18:49
Children need freedom and opportunities to play and use their imagination. For this reason, they thrive in cities and walkable communities - places where they are not shuttled around in cars and isolated in oversized suburban homes surrounded by highways and big box stores. But, it is rare to come across examples of cities where the youngest citizens are actively engaged in urban planning and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 18:46
United Nations Day, 24 October 2017, has marked the official opening of the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme Regional Office at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. The office will reach out to municipalities, states and partners to develop partnerships and projects to advance the Sustainable Development Goals and the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact. Elizabeth Ryan, the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 18:44
Manama 8 November 2017—UN-Habitat in collaboration with The Supreme Council for Women and the Bahrain Engineering Association organised the Bahrain Conference on Women and Engineering and a training workshop on Gender in Urban Planning and Design in Manama early this week. The conference was held under the Patronage of Princess Sabika bent Ibrahim First Lady of Bahrain and was inaugurated by the... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 18:40
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Issued on: 8 November 2017 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia & the Pacific DUTY STATION: Home-based, Colombo, Sri Lanka FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Evaluation of UN-Habitat’s Country Programme in Sri Lanka Consultant DURATION:START DATE: Total 8 weeks over November 2017 to February 2018From November 2017 SUPERVISORS / REPORTING ARRANGEMENT... Read more

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