Urban Themes

[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 14:25
Posting Title: INTERN - World Urban Forum, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 25 September 2018-9 October 2018 Job Opening number: 18-PGM-UN-HABITAT-104245-J-NAIROBI (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 14:18
Posting Title: INTERN - Land Administration, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 25 September 2018-9 October 2018 Job Opening number: 18-PGM-UN-HABITAT-104049-J-NAIROBI (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 13:56
This roadmap is based on analyses of the experiences with waste management in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Japan, Romania, and the European Union (EU) generally. The experiences of other countries concerning waste management - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Russia - have also informed the document. By comparing implementation conditions across the case studies, the... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 12:36
This book is written for developing countries. Since it seeks to encourage the designing of waste collection systems based on local information, the approach is valid in any country. The main focus is on municipal solid waste, which is taken to include waste from households, businesses and institutions, construction and demolition waste in small quantities, general solid wastes from hospitals (... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 11:32
Mathare, Kenya, 30 September 2018: – We skipped across open drains, bending our heads below the rusty corrugated iron roofs. We had to dodge our way past sweaty men whistling to clear the way as they hauled large sacks overflowing with vegetables on their backs through the narrow, muddy alleys of Mlango Kubwa, an area in the slum district of Mathare in Nairobi. Finally, four of us squeezed our... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:52
“World Habitat Day provides us a unique opportunity to focus international attention on key issues surrounding sustainable urbanization, human settlements and improving urban living conditions,” said Maimunah Mohd Sharif, UN-Habitat’s Executive Director, during an event marking the day in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. “The amount of waste produced by individuals, communities, businesses, institutions... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:09
Surabaya residents should be proud. The reason is, Mayor Tri Rismaharini again brought Surabaya's international name. Risma brought back the prestigious international award, the Scroll of Honor Award from UN Habitat during the event in Nairobi, Kenya, Monday (1/10/2018). The Scroll of Honor Award is an award category for those who work in the field of urbanization.   Especially for people who... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 09:59
Representatives of the winners of the 2018 United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Scroll of Honor attend a press conference after a ceremony to mark the World Habitat Day in Nairobi, Kenya, on Oct. 1, 2018. China's Xuzhou City was among five winners of the 2018 UN Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) Scroll of Honor that were feted on Monday for advancing urban renewal. The... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 09:53
NAIROBI, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- China's Xuzhou City was among five winners of the 2018 UN Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) Scroll of Honor that were feted on Monday for advancing urban renewal. The city, which is in east China's Jiangsu province, scooped the prestigious award for promoting holistic and broad-based approaches to ecological restoration through intelligent solid-waste management.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 09:41
President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday led the world in marking the World Habitat Day at the United Nations-Habitat headquarters in Nairobi. Uhuru presided over a gathering of delegates from across the world, which Kenya co-hosted with Indonesia. The President started the meeting by pledging solidarity with Indonesia, which was recently hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. “Our thoughts and... Read more

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