Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 13:59
The Government of Sudan and UN-Habitat this week organised a workshop to deliberate on urban and regional planning of the Darfur region. The workshop was held under the aegis of the Ministry for Environment, Forestry and Physical Development of Sudan whose minister Mr. Hassan Abdelgadir Hilal, emphasised the need for the government and UN-Habitat to double their efforts in the coming months and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 12:19
Lots of 'solutions' get presented at events like the Urban and Housing Development conference in Cape Town, but can a model really provide a sustainable solution if it excludes large parts of the city? Does a partial solution help solve a problem or merely perpetuate existing inequalities? Last month in Cape Town saw the convening of Urban and Housing Development, a three-day global conference of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 09:16
With Montrouis celebrating its Grand Opening (the be-all, end-all of openings, see below), three Students Rebuild schools remain under construction, in various states of...Wall Phase. At this point, Elie, Pele and HOK will start being somewhat hard to distinguish. Concrete block may not be glamorous in and of itself - a building's character tends to emerge towards its completion. (Montrouis is a... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 09:03
POSITION SUMMARY: The position of Project Accountant consists of construction project accounting including, but not limited to, contracts, billing, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, tracking for multiple projects, billing and reporting information to program managers. • Responsible for the processing, reviewing, tracking, and general ledger posting of costs for multiple projects •... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 18:31
    Dear Readers Welcome to the first newsletter for the Global Energy Network for Urban Settlements (GENUS) hosted by UN-HABITAT. The network was created to encourage and support the design and implementation of affordable energy projects for the urban poor world-wide. The GENUS is a dynamic partnership of institutions to promote collaboration among the public and private sectors,... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 12:47
This position is located in the office of the Executive Director, UN-Habitat at the Nairobi duty station. Supervised by the Chief and working directly with the Under-Secretary-General (USG) and Executive Director (ED), the staff member provides administrative, management and secretarial support of a high level and quality to the ED and between that office and the rest of the agency.      ... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 12:43
  The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements.  It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. This post is located in the Urban Governance Section within the Urban Development Branch of UN-Habitat.      ... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 12:35
BACKGROUND The incumbent will provide technical support to the organisation on the activities of the above-mentioned project, funded by the Spanish Agency for Development Cooperation (AECID). In particular, he/she will be responsible for overseeing the component entitled “Inter-Municipal Cooperation for sustainable urban development”. UN-HABITAT has over the past decade developed a crucial... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 12:29
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. This post is located in the Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS), UN-Habitat. Responsibilities Under the overall... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 12:22
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements.  It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.  This post is located in the Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS), UN-Habitat. Responsibilities Working closely with... Read more

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