Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2019.
Set under the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, UM is a Centre of Excellence established since June 2016 to create better cities in Malaysia. It promotes sustainable and climate responsive urban development through knowledge sharing, partnership programs and multi-stakeholders engagement.
Bangkok, Thailand, 2019.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) - in cooperation with the United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), and the United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) - invite newly elected or appointed city mayors/governors in the Asia-Pacific region to join the Mayors' Academy for Sustainable Urban Development.
Penang, Malaysia. 2019.
The Asia-Pacific Urban Forum is a multi-stakeholder meeting organized every 4-5 years by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in order to provide a platform for urban policy actors in the region to discuss emerging and critical urban development issues. The forum thereby facilitates the sharing of experiences, good practices and approaches which encourage the formation of new stakeholder partnerships.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2019. Urbanice Malaysia.
National Urban Forums (NUFs) were established, with excellent results, in a number of countries creating the enabling environment to promote dialogue and consensus among stakeholders, including national government, local authorities, grass-root organizations, private sector and academia among others.
Bogotá, Colombia. 2019
Planet On is a one week lasting environmental Film Festival that will present films that address various topics on the threats this planet is facing right now. This Festival aims to promote the conservation, protection, and respect for all beings and the natural resources that are highly threatened on our planet. We call out for the Colombian youth to learn about the reality we face, being the first generation faced with the effects of climate change.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2018. Urbanice Malaysia.
Malaysian 100YC is a design-based research program open to all Universities in Malaysia. The program is part of Malaysia’s effort to localised the implementation of New Urban Agenda and implement the Kuala Lumpur Declaration (outcome of WUF9) to achieve the Sustainable Urban Agenda.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2018. UN-Habitat.
WUF is recognized as the foremost global arena for interaction among policymakers, local government leaders, non-governmental organizations and expert practitioners in the field of sustainable urban development and human settlements.
Quito, Ecuador 2016 and Global Events/Campaigns. United Nations.
The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, took place October 2016, in line with the bi-decennial cycle (1976, 1996 and 2016).
Global. United Nations.
The New Urban Agenda (NUA) was adopted by Habitat III, in Quito, Ecuador, and endorsed by the General Assembly on 23 December 2016. The New Urban Agenda shares a vision of cities for all, and it aims to achieve cities and human settlements where all persons are able to enjoy equal rights and opportunities.
Shanghai/Global. United Nations.
31 October. World Cities Day is expected to greatly promote the international community’s interest in global urbanisation, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and challenges in urbanisation and contribute to urban sustainable development around the world.
Medellín, Colombia. 2014
Medellín, Colombia. 2014. UN-Habitat.
The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the world's premier conference on urban issues. It was established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies.
Hace ya bastantes años desde que las Naciones Unidas entendieron el asunto del estrés hídrico - ya comenzando para esta humanidad- y su posible solución, no como un problema de poder, economía o tecnología, sino de visión. Son precisamente los países “más desarrollados” los que mayores problemas de agua presentan, siendo ellos mismos causa fundamental del problema.