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Korean company to support UN-Habitat’s work in Kibera  
Nairobi, 9 Dec 13
Grand Korea Leisure Co. Ltd, a Korean-based private company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UN-Habitat to work on sustainable economic development for residents of the Kibera slum in Nairobi.
UN-Habitat trains Asia Pacific Youth Fund grantees  
Mumbai, 2 Dec 13
UN-Habitat has carried out training for the winners of the Youth Fund in Mumbai to enable them to run their identified projects more effectively.
UN-Habitat enters into partnership with Norwegian Youth Council  
Nairobi, 4 Nov 13
Seeking to further enhance the voice of youth in its work and activities, UN-Habitat has entered into a partnership with the Norwegian Children and Youth Council (LNU), an umbrella organization for more than 90 non-governmental organizations and more than 500,000 young people for children and youth.
Discussing Youth Land Governance and Urbanization Challenges, USAID  
Washington DC Wednesday 18th September 2013, 3 Oct 13
USAID organized a brown-bag meeting to discuss the challenges, issues ad concerns young people face in land governance in the context of an urbanizing world. Our Youth and Land project co-coordinators from Brazil, Zimbabwe and Kenya attended and presented the research gaps in the youth dimensions of land in their respective countries.
Round Table Dialogue on Investing in Young People  
, 3 Oct 13
Organized by the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, the round table involved the different UN entities whose work tackle youth issues and how together, as the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD), they could support the UN System Wide Action Plan (SWAP) for youth which will ensure that within the UN, young people are included in decision making at all levels of development processes.
Making Youth Participation in the UN Sustainable - Open IANYD Meeting  
, 3 Oct 13
In this 2-day open discussion workshop, the Youth Envoy on Youth and the different UN entities of the IANYD took questions from youth representatives from different organizations and countries on the ways in which young people’s participation in the UN system can be  sustainable.
Envoy on Youth participates in discussion on Securing Land and Property Rights for All, UN Secretariat  
New York Monday , 16 Sept 13
In a side-event to the workshop on youth-led action research on land jointly organized by UN-Habitat and GLTN, the youth representatives from Brazil, Nepal, Kenya and Zimbabwe spoke on the importance of Securing Land and Property Rights for All.
Iran conference calls for innovative approaches to sustainable urbanisation  
Nairobi, 12 Sept 13
Mayors, urban policy makers, Islamic scholars, civil society and experts from over 30 countries have called upon the international community to intensify efforts to deal with urban challenges in the Muslim World by harmonising universal and Islamic approaches.
Conference on Sustainable Urbanization begins in Kigali  
Kigali, 4 Sept 13
The Second International Tripartite Conference on "Sustainable Urbanization as Response to Urban Poverty Eradication" opened on Tuesday 5th September in Kigali, Rwanda with a call on nations and development partners to rise to the challenge of unsustainable urbanisation as the international community articulates the global post-2015 development agenda. French
Positively influencing life in the slums  
Nairobi, 21 Aug 13
Raphael Obonyo’s story is one of a dogged determination that has seen him fight all odds to be an influential youth leader.

Raphael grew up in Korogocho, a sprawling urban slum in Nairobi, Kenya where he has co-founded vibrant community youth led initiatives.

Raphael, 32 is the external adviser and a member of the UN Habitat’s Youth Advisory Board, which advises the agency on how to engage, integrate and respond effectively on issues affecting the youth. This puts Raphael at the global sphere of influential young leaders who can help shape the world by addressing post 2015 thematic issues that touch on the youth.

What does “home” mean to you?  
Nairobi, 13 Aug 13
UN-Habitat has launched a photo and video competition asking young people to show what “home” really means to them. The competition which was launched on International Youth Day and ends on 30 September 2013, asks the contestants to take a picture of either their homes or their hang out joints and post them on Instagram of Facebook.
Youth call for more engagement in local government  
Kampala, 27 May 13
The Commonwealth Local Government Young People’s Forum (CLGYPF) took place on 13-14 May 2013 at the Munyonyo Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Local Governments Conference (CLGC) . 
UN-Habitat releases two landmark reports on women and youth  
Nairobi, 18 Apr 13
UN-Habitat released on Wednesday two landmark reports on women and youth which reveal that cities must resolve the issues affecting the two segments of society.
Organization of African Youth (OAY) presents Youth Unit with a certificate of appreciation  
Nairobi, 7 Feb 13
Leaders of the Kenyan chapter of the Organization of African Youth (OAY) paid a courtesy call on UN-Habitat to thank the agency for its support in hosting the African Youth conference on the Post 2015 Development Agenda that was held on 17th to 19th December 2012.
Commission on Social Development discusses youth issues  
New York, 7 Feb 13
On the sidelines of the Commission on Social Development meeting in New York this week, the U.S. Mission to the UN and the International Labour Organization (ILO) convened a special forum bringing together key stakeholders to explore the challenges in implementing successful strategies.
UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications  
Nairobi, 29 Jan 13
UN-Habitat on Tuesday launched a call for applications for the Urban Youth Fund.
A new UN-Habitat City Resilience Profiling Programme  
Nairobi, 15 Nov 12
UN-Habitat announced on Thursday that it is seeking city partners to pilot a new integrated urban planning and management model to help cities build reslience against disasters such as the recent superstorm Sandy which crashed through coastlines from the Caribbean and north America's Atlantic seaboard, or tsunamis and earthquakes.
UN-Habitat’s Urban Youth Fund Supports Youth to Become City Changers  
Nairobi, 1 Oct 12
On this year’s World Habitat Day, UN-Habitat is proud to announce the Urban Youth Fund grantees for 2012, totaling $750,000 for forty-one youth-led projects in thirty-six countries.
Making cities safer for girls  
Naples, 12 Sept 12
UN-Habitat joined hands with Plan International and Women in Cities International at the World Urban Forum this month to launch a new programme at making cities safer for girls. 
Youth on the Move in the UN – Taking stock of the Youth 21 initiative  
New York, 2 Aug 12
Youth’s engagement globally, and more specifically within the UN system, was the focus of the Youth 21 Stock Taking meeting held earlier this month at the UN-Habitat offices in New York.
Historic Youth Agenda Advanced at Rio +20  
Nairobi, 3 Jul 12
While the city of Rio was in high gear hosting the Rio+ 20 summit, on 18 June, the Government of Brazil in cooperation with the Governments of Norway and Sri Lanka held a High Level panel meeting, to discuss the setting up of a United Nations Permanent Forum on Youth Issues to enhance youth engagement in the United Nations system.
Seven issues, seven experts – Dr. Clos on cities  
Rio de Janeiro, 20 Jun 12
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos was selected as a leading United Nations expert to talk about cities as one of seven key topics under consideration at the global Rio +20 Sustainable Development Summit opening on Wednesday.
Driving the City Agenda in Rio  
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19 Jun 12
UN-Habitat is holding a series of events to drive home to drive home the all important urban aspect of sustainable development at a time more than half the global population lives in towns and cities.
A big youth lobby at Rio +20  
Rio de Janeiro, 18 Jun 12
Over 2,000 young people from 120 countries at the weekend joined hands for a big Youth Blast, to ensure the voices of young people and their concerns are brought as high as possible onto the agenda of Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
UN-Habitat’s schools for displaced children in Mogadishu  
Mogadishu, 7 Jun 12
Five UN-Habitat schools completed a year ago in the Somali capital Mogadishu are today serving some 2,000 internally displaced children in five neighbourhoods thanks to Swedish funding and UNICEF backing.
Kenyan youth benefit from training  
Mombasa, Kenya, 20 Apr 12
A group 80 young people in Mombasa got a boost with the launch of training in entrepreneurship and information communication technologies at the Mwamko Youth Centre.
Curtains fall on historic youth meeting  
Nairobi, 21 Mar 12
A historic four day global meeting, called “Youth 21 – Building for Change”, and bringing together over 250 youth with governments, UN agencies, researchers, private sector and civil society closed in Nairobi at the weekend with the release of the Nairobi Statement, a roadmap for the greater inclusion of youth in the UN system.  
Global youth meeting opens in Nairobi  
Nairobi, Kenya, 15 Mar 12
A global meeting bringing together some 300 young people from across the globe opened in Nairobi on Thursday with the United Nations Seceretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon re-affirming his plans to appoint a special advisor on youth affairs.
UN-Habitat and UNDP host global youth meeting  
Nairobi, Kenya, 12 Mar 12
The United Nations programmes responsible for development and urban issues are hosting a global meeting from 15 to 18 March 2012 on how to get young people more involved in democratic processes in Nairobi, Kenya.
UN-habitat announces further support to urban youth  
Nairobi, 20 Feb 12
The UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund is now accepting applications for its Fourth Call. The application process will close on 15 April 2012.
Norwegian Students Visit Mathare Youth  
Nairobi, 15 Feb 12
A delegation of students and professors from the Volda University College on Monday this week paid a visit to UN-HABITAT headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
Clos presents youth initiative to Secretary-General  
New York, 8 Feb 12

UN-Habitat Executive Director Joan Clos, accompanied by senior Norwegian and United States officials, on Tuesday presented a new youth initiative to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

United Nations turns to youth  
New York, 30 Jan 12
UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon has pledged to engage more firmly with young people around the world saying he will appoint a UN Special Representative on Youth.
Fourth call for applications to Youth Fund  
Nairobi, 25 Jan 12
The UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund will this year provide one million dollars to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter and secure tenure.
UN-HABITAT hosts youth meeting  
Nairobi, 19 Jan 12
More than 30 youth drawn from South Korea, Kenya and Uganda converged in Nairobi this week for a meeting hosted by UN-HABITAT.
Youth representatives get training under Youth Fund  
Zanzibar, 11 Jan 12
Some 16 representatives from youth groups in East and Southern Africa that were successful in the 2011 round of UN-HABITAT's Urban Youth Fund recently attended training in Zanzibar.
UN-HABITAT and partners hold meeting to involve young people more in UN activities  
Oslo, 15 Dec 11

UN-HABITAT, as a member of the UN Interagency Network on Youth Development with support from Government of Norway recently organised a planning meeting between key government officials, UN and youth organisations.

A prestigious award for UN-HABITAT staff photographer  
Durban, South Africa, 7 Dec 11
UN-HABITAT’s staff photographer, Mr. Julius Mwelu, this week was announced the winner of the Connect4Climate (C4C) photographic award at the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Safer cities, safer lives: no more child soldiers in Somalia  
Mogadishu, 24 Nov 11
In a rare visit to the Somali capital by a senior United Nations official, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, announced on Thursday that she had secured a commitment from the Prime Minister and President of Somalia to end the recruitment of children by the Transitional Federal Government.
UN-HABITAT and partners unveil a new youth initiative  
Frankfurt/Main, 17 Nov 11
In collaboration with German partners, UN-HABITAT has unveiled a new initiative aimed at addressing youth employment and empowerment.
Youth Caravan sets off towards COP 17 in Durban  
Nairobi, 14 Nov 11
About 200 youth from Kenya and Norway began a caravan that is going from Nairobi, Kenya and ending two weeks later at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's conference (COP-17) in Durban, South Africa.
Strong commitment on disaster risk in Myanmar  
Yangon, 25 Oct 11
Myanmar, a country prone to natural hazards, has shown positive progress in the areas of early warning, emergency preparedness and responses in recent years. Now, the Government is stepping up cooperation with global and regional partners to reach its long-term target of becoming a disaster resilient country.
Kenyan Youth on the Road to Rio +20  
Nairobi , 20 Oct 11
Kenyan youth representing 24 local NGOs working with young people came together last week to deliberate and provide input into the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20), to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from June 4-6, 2012.
The passing of a giant – Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai  
Nairobi, Kenya, 26 Sept 11
The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Wangari Maathai of Kenya, died overnight at a Nairobi hospital. Her organization, the Green Belt Movement, said Wangari had been undergoing cancer treatment. She was 71.
Secretary-General sorrow at Kenya explosion  
Nairobi, 12 Sept 11
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his sorrow and sympathy for the families of the victims of a petrol pipeline explosion in a dense Nairobi slum on Monday which claimed scores of lives and left many injured.
President Museveni launches Youth Centre  
Arua, Uganda, 19 Aug 11
As part of activities to mark this year's International Youth Day celebrations, President Yoweri Museveni opened a Youth Centre in Arua town, in the northern part of the country.
UN-HABITAT's Urban Youth Fund awards 59 small grants to urban youth-led projects in 43 countries  
Nairobi, 15 Aug 11
Now in its third year, the Urban Youth Fund established by UN-HABITAT with funding from the Government of Norway has supported several thousand young people
UN-HABITAT reaffirms commitment to youth empowerment  
Nairobi, 12 Aug 11
As the world marked this year's International Youth Day on Friday, UN-HABITAT reaffirmed its commitment to empowering the young people of the world.
Justice, dignity and real empowerment: African youths demand of world leaders  
Abuja, 29 Jul 11
Meeting in the Nigerian capital Abuja last week, youth from various African countries laid an emphatic demand on world leaders- justice, dignity and real empowerment. 
First African urban youth assembly to be held in Abuja  
Nairobi, 15 Jul 11
Young people from some 53 African countries are set to congregate in Abuja, Nigeria between 26-28 July 2011 for the first ever urban youth assembly on the continent.
Namibian legislators tour UN-HABITAT  
Nairobi, 13 Jul 11
A group of Namibian members of parliament this week made a study tour of UN-HABITAT where they learnt firsthand the workings of the agency.
UN-HABITAT launches a global youth help desk  
Nairobi, 20 Apr 11
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first manned space flight, movie stars serving as UN-HABITAT youth envoys last week joined Norwegian Junior Minister, Mr. Arvinn Eikeland Gadgil and agency officials at the glittering launch ceremony of a new internet help desk for urban youth.
Nollywood meets Bollywood as UN-HABITAT appoints Youth Envoys  
Nairobi, 12 Apr 11
They command millions of fans in many parts of the world, and UN-HABITAT has tapped into the phenomenal popularity of these internationally acclaimed Nollywood and Bollywood film actors to empower young people in their communities.
Kicking off a new sports initiative  
Nairobi, 9 Apr 11
Soita Shitanda, Kenyan Minister for Housing and UN-HABITAT Executive Director Joan Clos presented Nairobi's slum youth with fifty footballs donated by Hyundai to promote sports development in urban areas.
Haiti youth concert elicits reconstruction ideas  
Port-au-Prince, 13 Mar 11
A music competition, featuring 15 finalist bands of youth neighbourhoods was held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on 13 March 2011.
Scroll Winner gets Housing and Urban Development South-South Transfer award  
Geneva, 25 Nov 10
Un Techo Para mi Pais (A roof for my country), a youth-led NGO and winner of the Scroll of Honour in 2009, won the Housing and Urban Development South-South Transfer award for mobilizing 250,000 young volunteers to build of more than 73,000 transitional housing for families in slums or affected by natural disasters, and for transferring its innovative approach to 19 countries across Latin America.
Youth ICT project launched in Malawi  
Blantyre, Malalwi, 9 Sept 10
An Information and Communications Technology project for young people has been officially launched in Blantyre City.
International essay competition winners announced  
Nairobi, 12 Aug 10
The winners of 2010 UN-HABITAT International Essay Competition have been announced. The three winners were announced in Nairobi on Monday ending a drawn out search that saw reviews of hundreds of interesting essays submitted by young people from around the world.
UN-HABITAT awards 51 global youth empowerment projects  
Nairobi, 11 Aug 10
UN-HABITAT has awarded grants from its Urban Youth Fund to 51 projects proposed by young people from around the world.
Nigeria launches Youth Resource Centers  
Oshogbo, 15 Jul 10
Nigeria’s Minister of Youth Development, Akinlola Olasunkanmi, announced plans for a Youth Development Fund and for eight youth centres in six regions around the country.
Vuvuzela sounds as youth initiative is launched  
Garankuwa, South Africa, 11 Jul 10
Just hours before the historic FIFA World Cup final match kicked off in South Africa on Sunday, UN-HABITAT and its partners launched a major initiative aimed at making Africa's young people more productive and keep them away from delinquency.
Adios amigos, Tibaijuka tells the world's youth  
Johannesburg, 11 Jul 10
In her last official mission to South Africa as UN-HABITAT's Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka had a meeting with a constituency close to her heart- the young people. The historic visit also saw Mrs. Tibaijuka meet the former South Africa's President Nelson Mandela at his home.
Yes we can, African youth declare  
Pretoria, 10 Jul 10
A group of young people from Eastern and South Africa meeting in Pretoria on Saturday declared that they were indeed the people who will bring solution to the myriad problems facing their countries.
UN-HABITAT teams up with paint firm to train youth  
Nairobi, 24 May 10
Some 14 young people from the informal settlements of Kibera, Githogoro in Nairobi and Athi River in Mavoko, Kenya have benefitted from a painting skills training in economic water and oil paints.
Applications pour in for UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund  
Nairobi, 14 May 10
The UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund is growing increasingly popular with youth groups across the developing world judging by a 40 percent rise in applications over last year. Among regions showing the largest increase in applications are Latin America, the Middle East and Central Asia.
UN-HABITAT signs agreement with Nigeria  
Nairobi, 11 May 10
UN-HABITAT and the government of Nigeria on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see the agency and the West African nation engage in collaborative activities targeting young people.
Over 500 attend youth assembly  
Nairobi, 24 Mar 10
UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, and Brazil’s Permanent Representative, Mrs. Ana Maria Sampaio, signed a Conference Agreement to facilitate the organization of the Fifth Session of the World Urban Forum to be held in Rio de Janeiro from 22-26 March 2010.
The UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund is now open for applications  
Nairobi, 15 Feb 10
Youth-led organizations in developing countries working to improve the lives of young people and their communities can now seek financing for their projects through the UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund. The Fund will provide grants for innovative projects that promote employment, good governance, shelter and secure tenure.
UN-HABITAT launches essay competition for youth  
Nairobi, 3 Feb 10
UN-HABITAT has launched an essay competition for the youth as part of the activities of the Fifth Session of World Urban Forum staging in Rio de Janeiro next month.
Strong support for youth at cities summit  
Marrakesh, 22 Dec 09
A lively debate at the African cities summit explored ways of engaging youth for the betterment of themselves and their communities.
Artists and their fans gather for a youth summit  
Nairobi, 3 Dec 09
Some three hundred people, majority of them artists and their adoring fans gathered at the UN-HABITAT headquarters in Nairobi on Monday for a rare summit to discuss urban arts.
Vocational Trainings Launched at the Moonbeam Youth Training Centre  
Nairobi, 30 Nov 09
Comprehensive intensive entrepreneurship, business planning and cooperative management trainings were recently launched at the Moonbeam Training Centre, Mavoko, Nairobi.
Rwandan Youth get Information and Communication Technology skills  
Kigali, 30 Nov 09
Some 188 youth recently completed training in information and communication technology (ICT) at the WAF-One Stop Centre in Kigali.
UN-HABITAT empowers urban youth with evaluation skills  
Nairobi, 23 Nov 09
UN HABITAT is empowering urban youth centres in East Africa with innovative tools for effective program evaluation.
US students raise more than USD 10,000 for Nepal water project  
Kathmandu, 18 Nov 09
Students at Bentley University in Boston, have raised funds amounting to more than USD 10,000 for UN HABITAT’s Water for Asian Cities Programme. The money is being used for a rainwater conservation project in Nepal.
UN-HABITAT fund awards 67 youth projects around the world  
Nairobi, 30 Sept 09
UN-HABITAT has awarded grants from its new Opportunities Fund for Urban Youth-Led Development to 67 projects proposed by young people from around the world.
UN-HABITAT trains youth in participatory urban planning  
Nairobi, 28 Sept 09
UN-HABITAT has launched a program to train youth on how to �map� their cities. Using participatory planning techniques combined with the latest in spatial technologies, youth from the One Stop Youth Resource Centre sites in Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, and Kampala will over the next three months map youth services and other important sites in their communities.
UN-HABITAT Youth Opportunities Fund Advisory Committee Meets  
Nairobi, 18 Sept 09
The UN-HABITAT Advisory Committee of the Opportunities Fund for Urban Youth-Led Development met for the first time at the organization headquarters in Nairobi on September 18, 2009.
Training for youth on low cost housing launched in Dar  
Dar es Salaam, 17 Sept 09
The Dar es Salaam Habitat Youth Centre and its subcontractor, the National Housing Research and Building Agency together with City Temeke municipality have started a professional training for youth on low cost construction.
Kenyan youth trained in Hydraform building technology  
Kitui,Kenya, 1 Sept 09
Some 30 youths drawn from Kenyan slums have started a training course in a low cost building technology, the result of partnership between UN-HABITAT and a local children’s home.
UN-HABITAT homes draw female teachers in Uganda trouble spot  
Lira, Uganda, 15 Jul 09
New homes built by UN-HABITAT for teachers in the district of Lira in northern Uganda will attract female teachers in a community recovering from two decades of war and in need of strong female role models, say local school inspectors.
New UN-HABITAT library initiative for poor communities  
Nairobi,Kenya, 13 Jul 09
UN-HABITAT and the Kenya National Library Services have signed a new library deal whereby cargo containers will be used to serve poor communities. The idea of the Container Library Project, a first of its kind in Kenya, is to help people living in informal settlements get access to reading material, business and education opportunities.
Arab Youth speak out on Urban Issues  
Aleppo, 8 Jul 09
Arab youth, researchers and practitioners from across the Middle East and North Africa convened in Aleppo, Syria last week to share lessons learned and best practices related to vulnerable and margnalized children and youth in the region.
Innovative fund proves a big hit with global youth groups  
Nairobi, 30 Jun 09
The innovative youth fund launched by UN-HABITAT has proved immensely popular, attracting applications from youth groups scattered from nearly all corners of the globe.
UN sports envoy visits UN-HABITAT  
Nairobi,Kenya, 22 Jun 09
The Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, held talks with officials at UN-HABITAT headquarters in Nairobi last week to explore new ways of using sports to help improve the lives of young people living in poverty.
Youth from informal settlements get business and organizational skills  
Nairobi, 8 Jun 09
Over the past years, the urban population has continued to rise at unprecedented rates as more and more people move from rural to urban areas in search of better opportunities and “living standards”, majority of who are the youth.
Using the Olympics to promote a better urban future  
Lausanne, 13 May 09
The Olympic movement last week committed itself at a meeting with UN agencies to use its influence to promote peace and development through sports events it organizes around the world.
Speaking out on urbanisation, food and cities  
New York, 12 May 09
UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, hosted a special meeting for delegates attending the 17th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development this month at which she explained that the urbanization of our planet is unstoppable.
Young people lobby governments hard  
Nairobi, 7 Apr 09
Young people joined UN-HABITAT and its partners for a week of hard lobbying of member governments in the Governing Council that oversees the agency’s work programme. Their message: with ever growing numbers of young people in the world’s growing cities, young voices must be heeded.
Kenyan musician new Messenger of Truth  
Nairobi, 3 Apr 09
Kenyan songbird Sara Mitaru is the new UN-HABITAT Messenger of Truth.
A new UN-HABITAT youth fund  
Nairobi, 25 Mar 09
Youth-led organizations working to improve to improve urban living conditions in developing countries can now seek financing for their projects through a new UN-HABITAT fund provided by Norway, the agency announced on Wednesday.
Ban Ki-moon to talk to mountaineers on Mount Kilimanjaro  
Nairobi, Kenya, 25 Feb 09
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will ask a youth group climbing Africa’s highest mountain at the weekend to call him on a satellite telephone from the summit and brief him on the melting glaciers and the impact climate change is having on Mount Kilimanjaro.
UN-HABITAT Launches Opportunities Fund for Urban Youth-Led Development  
Nanjing, 5 Nov 08
UN-HABITAT on Tuesday unveiled a groundbreaking US$2 million fund to finance inspiring youth-led development projects around the world.
World Urban Youth Forum draws to a close  
Nanjing, 3 Nov 08
The hugely successful World Urban Youth Forum drew to a close in Nanjing with calls for more inclusion of young people in decision making.
Speaking at the forum's closing ceremony; the Vice chairman of Jiangsu Youth Federation,
UN-HABITAT launches World Urban Youth Forum  
Nanjing, China, 2 Nov 08
More than 500 youth activists from over 50 countries world-wide, gathered on Saturday in Nanjing, China, for the opening of the UN-HABITAT World Urban Youth Forum.
Executive Director meets China’s Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development  
Beijing, 12 Aug 08
China’s Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Mr. Jiang Weixin, on Monday received UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka to discuss a wide range of housing matters and arrangements for the fourth session of the World Urban Forum scheduled in the Chinese city of Nanjing 3-6 November.
International Youth Day  
Nairobi, Kenya, 12 Aug 08
The international youth Day was marked on 12th August 2008 all over the World. In Kenya, the celebrations were organized by UN HABITAT in collaboration with the Nairobi Area Youth Workers Network, One Stop Youth Resource Centre, Universal Peace Federation, The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and City Council of Nairobi.
Film workshop for slum youth opens at UN-HABITAT headquarters  
Nairobi, 11 Aug 08
A week-long workshop on film-making organized jointly by UN-HABITAT and the National Film Board of Canada for youth drawn from slum areas in Nairobi opened at the UN-HABITAT headquarters Monday.
UN-HABITAT Executive Director to attend Olympics opening ceremony ahead of talks with Chinese Government  
Beijing, 5 Aug 08
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, will attend the Olympic Games opening ceremony on 8 August ahead of talks with senior Chinese officials on how the agency can further support China at a time the country is experiencing the most rapid urbanisation in its history.
UN-HABITAT joins hands with International Union of Architects  
Turin, 10 Jul 08
UN-HABITAT and the International Union of Architects (UIA) have embarked on a five-year cooperation plan
Advancing social entrepreneurship  
Nairobi, 1 Jul 08
UN HABITAT, the University of Colorado and partners held a two-day seminar this week to launch a new research study in Kenya,
Microsoft donates computers to Kenyan youth  
Nairobi, 30 Jun 08
Microsoft East Africa last Friday donated a total of 210 computers to the Youth Empowerment Programmes in Kenya under the Ministry of Youth and Sports four of which went to the One Stop youth centre, an initiative of City Council of Nairobi supported by UN-HABITAT.
Kenyan slum youth to benefit from UN Secretary-General’s donation  
Nairobi, 23 Jun 08
Young people drawn from two Nairobi slums are set to be the first beneficiaries of a donation by UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon which is being administered by UN-HABITAT.
Pomp and pageantry as summit on youth and crime opens in Durban  
Durban, 18 Jun 08
Pomp and pageantry marked the official opening ceremony of an International Youth Crime Prevention and Cities Summit in this east coast South African city Wednesday.
Mrs. Tibaijuka speaks out for Persons with Disabilities  
New York, 16 May 08
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week celebrated the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as "a new dawn” in the fight to redress what he called “glaring inequalities”.
UN-HABITAT unveils new youth-led initiatives  
Nairobi, 8 May 08
UN-HABITAT on Thursday unveiled two new initiatives to help young people in the poorer neighbourhoods of cities in the developing world get a better start in life and give the Millennium Development Goals for global poverty reduction a major boost.
Mrs. Tibaijuka to carry Olympic flame in Africa run  
Nairobi, 27 Mar 08
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka is one of the high profile individuals selected to take part in the Olympic Torch Relay in Tanzania
UN-HABITAT exploring youth-private sector partnerships  
Nairobi, 17 Mar 08
In a move aimed at helping young people attain better prospects in life, UN-HABITAT is embarking on a new campaign in Kenya to partner with the private sector to achieve this goal.
Kenya’s youth violence prevention week comes to a close  
Nairobi, 4 Mar 08
A youth violence prevention week came to a close at the weekend with participants pledging to spread the peace message across Kenya after two months of tension and ethnic violence following elections in December 2007.
Youths converge on UN Africa headquarters in Kenya to launch a peace campaign  
Nairobi, 4 Feb 08
UN-HABITAT and UNICEF held a peace meeting at UN headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday in an effort to persuade young Kenyans to be ambassadors for peace in their troubled country. And the stories and tears flowed as young people recounted what happened as post-election violence ushered in a grim new year for the East African country.
UN-HABITAT Executive Director meets climate conference youth delegates  
Bali, Indonesia, 13 Dec 07
The Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, on Thursday held talks with youth leaders representing 11 countries from around the world
UN-HABITAT Messengers of Truth Concert rock German city of Mannheim  
Mannheim, 11 Dec 07
The Kenyan Hip Hop superstar and UN-HABITAT Messenger of Truth Gidi Gidi last week teamed up with Rolf Stahlhofen of Germany, Samsaya representing Norway and India, and Lam of Sudan to give the German city of Mannheim a rousing concert organized by UN-HABITAT in cooperation with its private sector partner, the German chemical giant BASF, the Popakademie – Baden-Wuerttemberg, and the City of Mannheim.
Young people demand action at climate change talks  
Bali, Indonesia, 7 Dec 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, is scheduled to visit Bali, Indonesia where the agency will hold a seminar to explain the how closely climate change is linked to cities.
Executive Director delivers keynote address to Commonwealth youth forum  
Entebbe,, 14 Nov 07
UN-HABITAT's Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka addressed the opening session of the Commonwealth Youth Forum on 14 November prior to the 2007 beinnial gathering in Uganda of Commonwealth Heads of Government. In a keynote address, she called on young people to press their leaders for more resources for youth progammes.
UN-Habitat encourages young people at global ICT for Youth forum  
Geneva, 26 Sept 07
UN-HABITAT challenged youth at the Global Forum on Youth and ICT for Development in Geneva to come up with new information and communication solutions to help young people in cities. UN-HABITAT's workshop on Youth ICTs and Urbanization focused on how information and communication technologies can help solve priority problems of youth in cities.
UN-HABITAT Messenger of Truth bags major music award  
Nairobi, 17 Sept 07
UN-HABITAT Messenger of Truth Joseph Ogidi Oyoo was last week one of the musicians feted at an awards ceremony showcasing the best of East African music.
Kenyan slum to benefit from Ban Ki-moon’s generosity  
Nairobi, 17 Sept 07
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will donate $100,000 he was awarded today by the Pony Chung Scholarship Foundation to help a UN-HABITAT project targeting the poor at Nairobi’s Kibera slums, a spokesperson for the world body announced.
United Nations Africa headquarters opens its doors to young people  
Nairobi, 20 Aug 07
Marking International Youth Day 2007 on 13 August, the United Nations opened the doors of its African headquarters to hear the views of young on life and the future.
UN-HABITAT launches safety campaign in Nairobi slum  
Nairobi, 13 Jun 07
Games, song and dance were the main fares dished out to residents of Kibera slums in Nairobi as UN-HABITAT took its Safer Spaces and Streets campaign to the area at the weekend.
UN HABITAT urges economic development for urban youth  
New York, 7 Jun 07
UN HABITAT told a United Nations meeting discussing the role of youth in the global economy that young people in cities, especially those living in slums, have considerable potential to advance the economies of countries in the developing world.
Youth dialogue at UN-HABITAT’s “MDG Town”  
Nairobi, 20 Apr 07
Over 200 youth attended a two-day MDG Town side event of the twenty-first session of UN-HABITAT’S Governing Council to share best practices and exchange ideas on how youth can help accelerate attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.
Governments approve new UN-HABITAT youth fund  
Nairobi, 19 Apr 07
In a major breakthrough for young people living in poverty in developing countries around the world, governments this week approved a Norwegian proposal to establish a new UN-HABITAT Youth Fund to expand the agency’s youth programmes.
African youth entrepreneurs: Moving the urban agenda forward  
Nairobi, 15 Apr 07
In the run up to the twenty-first session of the UN-HABITAT Governing Council, young African entrepreneurs gathered in Nairobi on Sunday to discuss market opportunities, best practices and business models to strengthen youth entrepreneurship in urban areas.
UN-HABITAT Promotes Urban Youth Leadership  
Kampala, 8 Mar 07
Over 60 representatives from cities across East Africa met in Kampala, Uganda to explore how to advance youth leadership in a region where more than half the population is under 24.
Climbing Africa’s highest mountain to highlight the fight against urban crime  
Nairobi, 20 Feb 07
In what has become an annual event, a group of youths will next week embark on the second climb of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro to highlight the problem of growing crime in the East African cities.
Young People Successfully graduate as Environmental Entrepreneurs  
Nairobi, 22 Dec 06
Twenty-five young people from the One Stop Youth Resource Center in Nairobi have just graduated from the first ever Global Partnership Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (GPEEP) sponsored by UN-HABITAT, Youth for HABITAT and the Environmental Youth Alliance.
Tibaijuka addresses Global Youth Leadership Summit  
New York, 30 Oct 06
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Sunday paid a special tribute to outgoing UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan,...
Global youth employment summit opens in Nairobi  
Nairobi, 13 Sept 06
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UN-HABITAT launches new youth strategy  
Nairobi, 11 Aug 06
UN-HABITAT marked International Youth Day on Saturday 12 August with an appeal to decision makers and the general public to engage young people as key stakeholders and participants in the future of sustainable development, especially in towns and cities around the world.
Computer centre for youth launched in Nairobi  
Nairobi, Kenya, 9 Aug 06
Young people in Nairobi are now enjoying the use of 15 computers donated by Computer Aid International through a partnership with UN-HABITAT.
Nairobi Youth Centre partners with Oslo counterpart  
Vancouver, 22 Jun 06
Under a UN-HABITAT initiative, the Nairobi One Stop Youth Information and Resource Centre on Tuesday signed an agreement with the Oslo Youth Centre. Signed at the ongoing third session of the World Urban Forum, the agreement was the culmination of an engaging networking event on 'Child and Youth Friendly Cities'. It was signed by the Director of Social Services and Housing for the City of Nairobi, Mr. Johnson Nwiga Kariuki and a representative of the Oslo centre, Mr. Masumbuko Moussa.
Joachim Chissano nominated as UN HABITAT Youth Ambassador  
Vancouver, Canada, 18 Jun 06
UN-HABITAT`s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, on Sunday appointed former Mozambique President, Mr. Joachim Chissano, as the agency's Youth Ambassador to ensure that the concerns of young people remain high on the international agenda.
Pomp and dance mark a Hip Hop MDG event  
Nairobi, 2 May 06
All roads in Nairobi last Saturday led to the African Cultural Research and Education Foundation (ACREF) centre in Baba Dogo estate where a unique hip hop concert aimed at educating Kenyan youth on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was held.
Africa’s first Hip-Hop Summit  
Johannesburg, 9 Nov 05
Shouting their message in full volume to more than 500 participants at the first African Hip-Hop Summit in Newtown, Johannesburg, leading Hip-Hop artists from around the world teamed up with UN-HABITAT last month to help give young people a voice in their affairs.
Youth Take Their Rightful Place at World Urban Forum  
Barcelona, 15 Sept 04
UN-HABITAT's Executive Director, Anna Tibaijuka, launched a new Global Partnership Initiative for Urban Youth in Africa yesterday . Youth from Africa, mayors from many cities around the world and representatives of civil society organizations gathered at the launch to highlight the various initiatives that young adults in Africa are involved in, and which require support.
 
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