Urban Themes

[ Event ] Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 - 09:30
Recognizing the importance of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development to drive economic prosperity and social well-being while protecting the environment, and which encompasses the widely familiar 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries established a new platform--the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development(HLPF)--to boost efforts to achieve the goals. The HLPF meets... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 - 09:18
Romain Murenzi, Executive Director of the World Academy of Sciences Resource shared key findings of the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), which will be launched at the SDG Summit in September. Reminding participants that an independent group of scientists was mandated to “bring together different perspectives in trends of science to inform the 2030 Agenda and to contribute to the... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 - 08:39
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term Appointment (*) DUTY STATION: Freetown, Sierra Leone DURATION:  One year renewable CLOSING DATE:  16 July 2019 Organizational Setting   The Position: The Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst ensures that the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the country programme activities are compliant with UNFPA’s result-based management principles and guidelines. You will... Read more
[ Partner ] Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 - 07:56
[ Partner ] Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 - 07:50
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 16:04
Size of grant: 105,000 US$ Purpose of CFP: Promoting integration of host and refugee communities is a part of UN-Habitat’s engagement in planning the development of Kalobeyei settlement. To this regard, an implementation partner is sought to design and implement the vocational training center, and support the public space management and design in new settlement to sustainably operate and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 15:50
People have been building new cities from scratch for millennia. From the foundation myths surrounding Athens and Rome, to the clearance of virgin forests in western New York state to create the “garden city” of Buffalo, to scores of purpose-built capitals – Brasília, Canberra, Astana, Washington DC – building new cities is just something that humans do. When countries rise up, when markets... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:37
What are philanthropic donors thinking about urban resilience? It depends on your definition of urban resilience. Is it advocacy for stronger building codes? Support for preparedness, recovery or mitigation? Training and support of vulnerable populations? Or a combination of all these and many more? At the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), we advise corporations and foundations on how to... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 16:35
Submission period Thursday 11 July, 2019 - Thursday 25 July, 2019   Description The purpose of the Call for Proposal is to solicit interest from existing or prospective Implementing Partners that wish to participate in UN-Habitat operation and contribute complementary resources (human resources, knowledge, funds, in-kind contributions, supplies and/or equipment) to achieving common objectives... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 09:27
The Asia-Pacific Urban Forum is the largest and most diverse multi-stakeholder urban forum in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 1993, the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum has gathered urban stakeholders, engaged policymakers from local and national governments, financial institutions, NGOs and the private sector to debate and promote innovative solutions to the region’s most critical urban development... Read more