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Switzerland is one of the largest donors of UN-Habitat projects and programmes around the world. Ms Jeanine Volken, Deputy Head of the Swiss delegation to the UN-Habitat Assembly, addressed the Partnerships and Pledging Conference. She confirmed the strong commitment of Switzerland to the collaboration with UN-Habitat and announced financial support for the reopening of the UN-Habitat liaison office in Geneva. In China - the local government’s operating budget for state-owned
Full details are accessible at the following Link Briefing on the outcome of the just concluded tenth session of the World Urban Forum a) The Secretariat provided a briefing to the Ad- Hoc working group on the recently concluded tenth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF 10) which took place from 8 to 13 February 2020 in Abu Dhabi. The briefing highlighted the following: i. WUF 10 provided for closer UN integration with 4 (four) Under Secretary Generals, 5(five) Assistant Se
CEO Alliance on Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD), following an invitation by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. The Alliance comprises 30 CEOs from across the globe and is aimed at harnessing the insights of private sector leaders on ways to unblock impediments and implement solutions for scaling long-term investment into sustainable development, in line with the SDGs. Prominent financial institutions and businesses worth USD 16 trillion have pledged to
UN-Habitat has signed a letter of intent with the People’s Government of Songyang County, China to collaborate on the implementation of Songyang Innovative Rural Development Programme (Songyang Programme). The Songyang Programme is the first collaboration programme for sustainable and innovative rural developments that will also ensure maximum benefits from both urban and rural areas and to strengthen urban-rural linkages. The Songyang Programme will promote the role of rural
WHO’s Executive Board comprises of 34 members elected for three-year terms. The Chair of the Executive Board is elected by its members on being nominated by the Regional Committees of the six WHO Regions, by rotation. At the 72nd Regional Committee Session of WHO South-East Asia in September 2019, Member States had nominated India to be member of the WHO Executive Board from the Region to replace Sri Lanka whose term expired in May 2020 and also to lead 147th and 148th Sessio