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Building resilience to support restitution of displaced persons with Displacement Solutions

Barcelona, 11 October 2017
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between UN-Habitat and Displacement Solutions, an organisation working on rights-based land solutions to climate displacement, outlining a framework for collaboration between the two organisations; globally, regionally, nationally, and at city-level.

Arctic Resilience Cities Network

The effects of our changing climate are arguably more visible in the Arctic region than anywhere else on earth. Rising temperatures, shifting weather patterns and intensified natural hazards are already altering the living environment, economic basis, values and mind-sets of arctic populations. Models suggest that these trends will only intensify over the coming century.

Maputo committed to building urban resilience with UN-Habitat’s resilience tool

10 October 2017, Maputo, Mozambique
Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme for the implementation of the City Resilience Profiling Tool.

His excellency Presidente do Conselho Municipal de Maputo highlighted in his opening address, “Urban resilience must create conditions so that no event of natural or human made origin negatively affects Maputo’s residents, including their basic services. Urban resilience allows nothing to compromise the normal functioning of our city and make everyone feel secure in it”.

SDGs: actors and implementation conference

20 September 2017
UN-Habitat participated in the International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals: Actors and Implementation, organized in Barcelona on the 18th and 19th September 2017 and convened by the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi). The conference was an opportunity to bring practitioners, thinkers and actors from various sectors together and create dialogue on how to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to which member states committed in 2015.

From Beirut to Barcelona - UN-Habitat exchange

Beirut, 1 September 2017
More than four years into a job that I am passionate about, as Urban Knowledge and Policy Development Officer at UN-Habitat Lebanon, and I suddenly found myself dreading the sound of the alarm clock every morning. It was a reminder that I will be doing the same thing I have been doing for the past four years. I needed something new on the professional and personal levels.

Highlights from Local Government Summit: Declaration & Resilience Tool

Mayors gathered in Cancun, Mexico, for the Local and Regional Government Summit (22-23 May) have adopted the Declaration of Local and Regional Governments. Along with their partners from national governments, international organizations and risk reduction actors across many sectors, local government representatives sought to give new impetus to risk reduction and resilience efforts at the local level, drawing on renewed global commitments articulated through the Sendai Framework, New Urban Agenda, and among other frameworks.

UN-Habitat unveils Trends in Urban Resilience publication

Unprecedented momentum for resilience-building is shaping the way we conceive, plan and manage our cities. From local governments to global organizations, resilience is increasingly considered as an essential ingredient and partner to achieving and sustaining development gains. In addition to mapping the diverse landscape of actors working on urban resilience, the report bridges the gap between history, research and practice.

Designing Resilience International Open Competition

The inaugural 2017 Designing Resilience in Asia International Open Competition, organised by the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, encourages participants to propose innovative WATER SOLUTIONS at the urban planning, urban design, architecture, building technology or the industrial design scales to tackle the challenge of 'DROUGHTS & WATER SCARCITY' in our cities, neighborhoods and communities.
Registration & Submission starts on 17 April 2017
Registration & Submission closes on 17 July 2017

Yakutsk consolidates its close relationship with CRPP

Following dialogues and collaborations initiated during 2015 with the city of Yakutsk, Russia, the City Resilience Profiling Programme welcomed representatives from the Arctic city in early April to Barcelona.

Intensive 48-month collaboration to increase urban resilience in Asunción

The capital city of Paraguay, Asunción, will collaborate with UN Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Program to increase its ability to maintain functions and minimize losses in the face of stresses, shocks and hazards.