EU, UN-Habitat launch €9m water partnership scheme
The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), have signed a €9 million agreement to implement the four-year EU Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs) programme.
UN-Habitat, others link unsustainable urbanisation to impact COVID-19 on women
As nations struggle to manage the health and economic crisis, urban development experts have observed that unsustainable urbanisation in cities could be linked to CoVID-19 impact on the female gender.
UN-Habitat urges Nigeria, others to halt relocations, evictions
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its devastating consequences, member States of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) have been urged to fulfil their obligation to respect
UN-Habitat unveils $33.3m plan for vulnerable communities in Nigeria, others
A multi-million dollar initiative that will help most vulnerable in cities and communities in Nigeria and 19 other African countries, especially the one billion people living in slums and informal settlements globally to cope with COVID-19 pandemic
UN, world leaders, others agree on actions to push habitat agenda
World leaders, governments and other participants at the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10), which drew to a close last week...
How infrastructural deficits breed city slums
Piqued by the growing number of city slums in major Nigerian cities and its impact on the social economic lives of the nation, experts have called for a strategic move to address the infrastructural...
UN-Habitat, ICLEI support 60 cities to meet Paris agreement
United Nations Human Settlements Programme, (UN-HABITAT) and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) are collaborating to support over 60 cities, and eight national governments, to harness the potential of urbanisation to meet the Paris Agreement goals.
FG plans new national urban development policy
The Federal Government has announced plans to review the national urban development policy as well as implement urban renewal and slum across the country. The minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola stated this at 2019 World Habitat Day and World Cities Day in Abuja
UN, Lagos, others seek innovative solutions to cities’ waste challenges
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other stakeholders have called for more innovative solutions and global investments to improve waste management across world cities.