Inequality, Infrastructure Gaps Keeping African Cities from Unleashing Sustainable Development Potential, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Africities Summit Forum

18 May

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the opening ceremony of the Africa Trade and Investment Forum of the Africities Summit in Kisumu, Kenya, today:

Deputy Secretary-General Outlines United Nations Support for National Policies, Plans to Implement New Urban Agenda, at High-Level General Assembly Meeting

28 Apr

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, in New York today:

New Urban Agenda Must Be at Heart of Efforts to Achieve Sustainable Development, Speakers Stress at Economic and Social Council Special Meeting

21 Apr

With more than half the world’s people living in cities and the fastest population growth projected to take place in urban settings, sustainable development will hinge on how countries manage urbanization, the Economic and Social Council President told delegates today, as he opened the special meeting on the New Urban Agenda amid calls for tackling the deep inequities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

General Assembly Confirms Maimunah Mohd Sharif of Malaysia Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, for Two More Years

20 Jan

Following the recommendation of the United Nations Secretary-General, after consultation with Member States, the General Assembly confirmed Maimunah Mohd Sharif of Malaysia as Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) for a further two years beginning 20 January 2022 and ending 19 February 2024.

Cities Must Lead Climate Action to Keep 1.5°C Global Temperature Rise Goal within Reach, Secretary-General Says at Launch of Council on Urban Initiatives

3 Nov

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the launch of the Council on Urban Initiatives, “Advancing a Carbon-Neutral, Resilient Recovery for Cities and Nations”, held today: