Unlocking Urban Inclusion: The Urban Inclusion Marker by UN-Habitat

21 September 2023, New York. – In a rapidly urbanizing world, ensuring that cities are inclusive and welcoming to all their inhabitants is paramount. It is in this context that the Urban Inclusion Marker, a groundbreaking tool developed by the Inclusive Cities, Communities of Solidarity project, has emerged as a beacon of hope. This geo-referenced

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From the Heart of Türkiye: Balıkesir’s Vision of Sustainable Urbanism

20 September 2023, Balıkesir. – When coming upon the Localization of the SDGs by and for Youth Exhibition at the UN Headquarters during the General Assembly, visitors are greeted by a banner that speaks of the Municipality of Balıkesir’s vision: “Centre of Excellence for Cities and the Environment”. This isn’t just a tagline; it’s a

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Advancing the Youth, Peace, and Security Agenda: Local Action, Regional Efforts and Global Collaboration

11 June 2023, Nairobi. – On June 7, 2023, the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) held its annual meeting on Youth, Peace, and Security (YPS). This gathering focused on regional efforts to advance the YPS agenda and the interconnectedness between international, regional, national, and local initiatives. The support of local governments is crucial for the

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UN-Habitat’s Youth Advisory Board Responds to Executive Director’s Report

6 June 2023, Nairobi. – UN-Habitat has long been a champion of sustainable urban development. Executive Director, Maimunah Mohd Sharif, released a groundbreaking report at the UN-Habitat Assembly being held in Nairobi, Kenya, titled “A Sustainable Urban Future Through Inclusive and Effective Multilateralism: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Times Of Global Crises.” This report

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The Sports Climate Crises - A Need for Action

The Sports Climate Crises – A Need for Action

By Erik Berg Chairman, Habitat Norway. Retired diplomat and development worker Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Former President of Asker Football and Member of the Municipal Sports Council. Deputy Chair UN Habitat’s Advisory Group on Gender Issues 2018 — ; We are witnessing an accelerating multiple, man-made climate, food and environment crisis. COVID-19 is only a warning of

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Youth Are Key In Fight Against COVID-19

Author: Raphael Obonyo, Public Policy Analyst As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to wreak havoc around the world experts predict that African countries could be hardest hit. But African youth are not sitting idly by waiting for the worst to come; throughout the continent, they are hard at work providing solutions to help reduce the spread of

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