This third version of UN-Habitat’s Environmental and Social Safeguards system supports the agency’s constant strive to improve on the delivery of our mandate and to achieve our vision of “a better quality of life for all in an urbanizing world”
We’re back after a short summer break and delighted to find our way to your inboxes again.
This week, we hit the ground running with a special issue on climate change in anticipation of COP26: our lovely team of climate geeks has put together for us a stove of information on the cool efforts to protect a warming planet. In addition to the feature story on urban climate action and our usual Did You Know bite, we’ve thrown into the mix two success stories — one on Urban-LEDS and the other on climate change and resilience in Jordan — as well as a comprehensive climate calendar to... Read more
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We take this opportunity to thank you all for the great response to the call to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The exercise has been running since 23rd March at UNON and has been supported by the UN System and the Kenya Government vaccination drives.
The COVID-19 pandemic is once again showing signs of rapid advancement in Kenya.
The COVID-19 vaccination exercise facilitated by the UN system and the Kenya Government has been on-going for about five months now since it started in March 2021.
The UN Kenya Country Team is expanding the COVID 19 Vaccination exercise to include household members of active UN personnel.
It’s that time of the year when our minds wander off, mentally preparing for a well-deserved break after months of hard labour. Roughly a month after the High-Level Political Forum, we thought we’d bring you highlights from UN-Habitat’s engagement at the Forum, and let our staff voice be heard. Throwback to over a week of debates and reflections on localizing the SDGs and recovering from COVID-19.
But before we also slip away for the summer break, we wanted to invite you to take a look at the latest news, job opportunities, and importantly at some of the rules for contracting... Read more
SDG good practice, blockchain, and learning — this is what we’re bringing you today in this 35th issue of HabPost. We look at four projects from the Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) and the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC) that have made the cut and landed into UNDESA’s SDG Good Practices database. The database is a stove of information on UN and non-UN entities’ exemplary contributions to the achievement of the SDGs — take a detour!
We also take a dive into Blockchain and its application to sustainable urban development. Colleagues from the... Read more
Last week, the Committee of Permanent Representatives of UN-Habitat — one of our three governing bodies — met for its first open-ended high-level midterm review since the rollout of our new governance structure. Over 300 participants including the President of the United Nations General Assembly, the President of the UN-Habitat Assembly, ministers and ambassadors participated in the meeting. In this issue, we provide a snapshot of what was discussed, the results of the meeting, and other resources for those of you who want to know more.
As we enter the summer months, we also... Read more
We would like to update on the on-going COVID vaccination roll-out at the UNON JMS. The first phase of the drive was courtesy of the government of Kenya led effort and run between 23rd Mar and 27th Apr 2021. The 2nd phase has been courtesy of the UN-led effort and run between 24th May and 23rd June 2021. We are now transitioning to a 3rd phase that will be courtesy of GOK led effort.
This week, HabPost goes to Africa and explores the strategy and answer to COVID-19 of our Regional Office for Africa (ROAf). Read about it in our feature story, which includes links to resources you might find useful in your own work.
We also continue with our series of information bites on innovation, with the hope that we can all be revolutionary, bold, and able to embrace innovation to meet the challenges of our times — just as Secretary- General António Guterres has encouraged us to do.
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We’re soon hitting the mid-year mark, and it’s time for the high level mid-term review of the Committee of Permanent Representatives. Coincidence? Very much so. Preparations for the meeting taking place every two years are under way, and some high-level guests might be joining in the event itself, providing our work greater visibility. Keep an eye out for more on this and explore some of the substance that will be discussed at the meeting in this issue of HabPost.
We’re also pleased to announce that we are morphing the alert section of HabPost to make way for some top news that... Read more
COVID 19 situation in Kenya
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, we note that the situation in Kenya has seen a general slowing following the 3rd wave, in most of the country. There are still some areas where the numbers continue to be on the rise, and this is a sign that the disease is still here with us and is yet to be fully controlled.