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Urban October Design competition

The Urban October Design competition is aimed at highlighting and recognizing designs and designers that will best depict the state of our towns and cities today. The artworks should focus on the theme of World Habitat Day, Public Spaces for All and of World Cities Day, Designed to live together. Continue reading

Call for Nomination 2015-2017 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

UN-Habitat Youth Advisory BoardUN-Habitat has made a call for nominations for the 2015-2017 Youth Advisory Board. The Board will serve a two year term and comprises 12 advisors (one male and one female youth) from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America and West Asia. Additionally, the board includes one youth observer representing young people with disabilities and two observer members (one youth representative from informal settlements and one external advisor), appointed by UN-Habitat. Continue reading

Latest reports on urban youth and child labour

#MDGMomentum - Primary EducationRecent ILO report into child labour, which currently affects some 215 million children worldwide, shows that social protection policies can play a key role in the fight against it. Meanwhile UN-HABITAT’s report on urban youth stresses that the young are “society’s most important and dynamic human resource” despite close to half of them living on less than $2 a day. Continue reading