ūüŹÜ United Nations SDG Action Campaign Launches Call for 2024 Awards

On 14 May 2024, at the C7 Summit in Rome, Italy, the¬†UN SDG Action Campaign¬†launched¬†the call for applications for the 2024¬†UN SDG Action Awards, which will be open for submissions until 17 June 2024.¬†The Awards recognize initiatives and committed individuals who are wielding the power of creativity and innovation to bring us closer to a […]

URBANSHIFT CITY ACADEMY LAUNCHES FREE ONLINE COURSES

UrbanShift City Academy is offering free online courses designed for city officials and urban planners. These self-paced courses are developed by experts from the UN Environment Programme, World Resources Institute, C40 Cities, ICLEI, and other global partners, focusing on urban development topics to help build more low-carbon, climate-resilient, and inclusive cities. The Academy offers courses […]

MOVING BY WATER: THE EXPERIENCES OF VENICE AND NEW YORK CITY

Urban mobility is key to keep cities moving, and it is fundamental to shape the experience of living in a city both for residents and visitors. Public transport is especially important for those who do not have an alternative to it and need it for commuting to work, take their children to school, go to […]

WOMEN, LAND, AND PEACE: A TRAINING GUIDE

UN-Habitat and the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) have developed a training guide to raise awareness among land practitioners about the importance of women’s housing, land, and property rights in fragile contexts. The guide aims to shed light on the challenges women face and how these impact their well-being and empowerment. It provides key information […]

VII LOCAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS FORUM

The Seventh edition if the Local and Regional Governments Forum will take place on 11th July 2024 as a Special event of the 2024 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), where Mayors, Governors and Local government associations will report on progress and contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. The event is co-organized by UNDESA, […]

URBAN TALKS: NAVIGATING MUNICIPAL COMPLEXITY

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the city of Bratislava, Slovakia is organizing another Urban Talks series webinar. Scheduled for 22 May with the title “Managing Complexity: The Future of Municipalities” and funded by the European Union. Register here As cities around the globe grapple with ever-evolving demands, there’s a growing imperative […]

GENDERED CITIES WEBINAR

On 14-16 May, the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) will host a virtual workshop in partnership with the Commonwealth Sustainable Cities Network (CSCN) and the Commonwealth Women in Local Government Network (ComWLG). With the title “Gendered cities: empowering local government to address the intersection of gender, urbanization, and development”, the event will address issues related […]

WEBINAR – HOW TO MAKE CARING CITIES INTO A REALITY

The webinar will count with interpretation into English, French and Spanish. The well-being of individuals and societies, especially children, persons with disabilities, and older adults, depends on caregivers and the care services provided. Traditionally, care burdens have disproportionately fallen on women as a consequence of persisting gender inequalities and stereotypes in society. Globally, women spend […]

USING DRONES IN DEVELOPING CITIES REPORT

In the dynamic landscape of urban development, uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, are emerging as transformative tools, not just for higher-income cities but also for lower-income ones. The UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation, and Sustainable Development, in collaboration with the Government of Singapore, released a report titled “The Sky’s Not The […]

OECD LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM 2024

The OECD Local Development Forum 2024 will take place in Malm√∂, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark, on September 24th and 25th 2024. With the theme “Building bridges, shaping tomorrow,” this annual event will bring together a group of local development experts, policymakers and stakeholders. The forum will focus on topics such as cross-border collaboration, expanding local […]