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United Nations Day 2022
Monday, October 24 • 12:00pm EST
Innovative Ideas to Transform the Global Workforce Housing Crisis: Disruptive, Creative & Sustainable Solutions Which Make a Difference
Announcing Global Housing Network's Ambassadors
In recognition of support and guidance toward the mission of providing housing for the working poor, GHF designates strategic individuals who have worked directly, or intend to work directly, to assist with the GHF mission.
The Future of Workforce Housing is Now: Innovative, Creative & Sustainable Solutions from Around the World
On Monday, October 25 2021, in celebration of United Nations Day, the Global Housing Foundation facilitated a virtual program highlighting new and innovative solutions to solve workforce housing from around the world.
Hear from industry experts and become inspired by the groundbreaking solutions set to transform the affordable housing crisis for the better.
The Global Housing Network presents and aggregates otherwise hard to find resources to further raise awareness for our mission of building housing for the poor.
Started by the Global Housing Foundation in response to COVID-19, the GHN is a key resource connecting hundreds of organizations and individuals.
The Global Housing Foundation’s mission is to provide affordable housing for the working poor.
Global Housing Discussions
GHF Conversation: Chineyenma Okoro Onu, Environmentalist: Impact of Smart, Sustainable Global Housing Solutions
Impact of Smart, Sustainable Global Housing Solutions
GHF Conversation: Dr. Talat Rizvi, Public Health Scientist: Housing As A Social Determinant of Health
Housing As Social Determinant of Health
GHF Discussion:Lutine de Boer, Reg Prgm Mgr Housing, Alkmaar: Sustainable Climate Resilient Housing
Sustainable Climate Resilient Housing
GHF Discussion: Emily Fennell, Assistant Director, Uplifting Africa
Using Design to Uplift Improvished Africans
GHF Discussion: Lutine de Boer, Reg Program Mgr Housing, Region Alkmaar
Housing Solutions in Holland
GHF Discussion on Innovative Housing with Christopher Lee, Founding Principal of d|a Architects
Christopher Lee, Founding Principal of Design Associates Architects and Board of Directors at Global Housing Foundation, discusses disruptive solutions to solving affordable housing through the lens of an architect with a demonstrated history in government-private...
GHF Discussion with Northwell Health’s Director of Global Health Dr. Eric Cioe Pena
Global Strategies for Sustainable Workforce Housing: More than Medical Missions: How Northwell Health is Expanding Global Health Programs
GHF Discussion w/ Northwell Health’s Senior VP of Community & Population Health Debbie Salas Lopez
Global Strategies for Sustainable Workforce Housing: Partnerships that Help Communities Heal
GHF Discussion with Northwell Health’s Pediatrician Dr. Chetan Sathya
Global Strategies for Sustainable Workforce Housing: Healthcare's Role in Gun Violence Prevention
GHF Discussion with Northwell Health’s Sr. VP for Women’s Health Dr. Stacey Rosen
Global Strategies for Sustainable Workforce Housing: Achieving Equity in Women's Health
Breaking News From our Partners
International Day of UN Peacekeepers honours 75 years of service and sacrifice | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
Since 1948, more than two million uniformed and civilian personnel have served at UN field missions across the world. Their contributions are being highlighted on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, observed on Monday.
UN agencies warn of rising hunger risk in 18 ‘hotspots’ | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
Hunger is set to worsen in 18 “hotspots” worldwide including Sudan, where fighting is putting people at risk of starvation, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) warned in a report published on Monday.
Malaysia: ‘Everyone has a migration story’, now let’s eat | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
Every recipe has a story, from Pakistan’s signature chicken korma to kaldu kokot cooked on Indonesia’s Madura Island. The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) has set the table for an innovative campaign that brings seven recipes to life, tackling a wave of hate speech...
Menstrual Hygiene Day: Putting an end to period poverty | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
Fatoumatta Fatty’s commute on an old, malfunctioning wheelchair takes up to two hours during rainy season in The Gambia, but she is happy joining her co-workers at a sanitary pad production centre, where she takes pride in making products that help women overcome...
Trafficking in the Sahel: Killer cough syrup and fake medicine | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
In the summer of 2022, 70 Gambian babies and young children died from kidney failure after ingesting cough syrup spooned out by their caregivers. The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a global alert that four tainted paediatric products had originated in India,...
UNESCO unveils new AI roadmap for classrooms | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
The UN convened the first ever global meeting with education ministers from around the world to explore risks and rewards of using chatbots in classrooms, announcing on Friday a new roadmap to chart a safer digital path for all.
Despite ‘slightly’ improved food security in Yemen, hunger stalks millions | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
The food security situation in Yemen’s government-controlled districts “slightly improved” during the first five months of this year, but acute malnutrition is on the rise, UN agencies warned in a new report released on Friday.
‘Safe digital public square’ never more important, says Türk | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
Allowing space for everyone to speak up, is critical for a free and fully functioning society said the UN human rights chief on Friday, warning that a safe environment online has never been more essential.
Weather experts predict ‘near normal’ season, with 5 to 9 potential hurricanes | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
The United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts “near-normal hurricane activity” in the Atlantic this coming storm season, said the UN weather agency on Friday, forecasting between five and nine major storms that could become...
Ukraine: UN delivers aid to millions, as civilian suffering continues | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
Humanitarians reached 5.4 million people in Ukraine with desperately needed aid by April this year, including cash assistance, food, health services, and medicines, the UN said on Friday.
Stop tobacco farming, grow food instead, says WHO | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
With hunger spreading worldwide and tobacco responsible for eight million deaths each year, countries should stop subsidizing tobacco crops and help farmers grow food, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
Sudan: UN and partners scramble to supply aid as fragile ceasefire holds | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
The UN and humanitarian partners are mobilizing to reach as many people as possible while the stuttering ceasefire between warring military factions is being respected, said the UN Spokesperson on Thursday.
Arrest of top Rwandan genocide fugitive shows ‘justice will be done’ | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
One of the world’s most wanted genocide fugitives has been arrested after being on the run for more than two decades, the UN tribunal prosecuting war crimes committed in Rwanda reported on Thursday.
UN peacekeepers ‘a beacon of hope and protection’: Guterres | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
The UN’s 87,000-plus peacekeepers worldwide are “a beacon of hope and protection” for vulnerable civilians, in an increasingly dangerous and uncertain world, the UN chief said on Thursday, recognizing that last year, another 102 ‘blue helmets’ fell in the line of...
Security Council urged to step up on financing for AU peace operations | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
The UN political affairs chief on Thursday appealed for the Security Council to ensure reliable funding for African Union (AU) efforts towards greater peace and security on the continent.
UN representative alarmed by sexual violence against women and girls in DRC | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
UN Special Representative, Pramila Patten, expressed her ‘deep concern’ on Thursday over increasing allegations of sexual violence against women and girls being carried out in camps for the internally displaced (IDPs) around Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the...
African free trade area could spur sustainable growth: UN chief | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
The robust growth that many African countries experienced before COVID-19 was lost to the pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, highlighting the need to scale up efforts towards a single trade market on the continent.
UNESCO names 18 new Global Geoparks | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
The UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has endorsed the addition of 18 new sites from around the world to its network of outstanding Geoparks, showcasing some of the most beautiful sites of natural beauty around the globe.
Unprecedented joint call to shield children on the move from violence | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
The UN’s top advocate on ending violence against children, joined UN agencies on Wednesday in highlighting the urgent need to protect the rights of young people on the move, amid spiralling crises worldwide.
‘No time to spare’: Israel-Palestine ceasefire holds, but hunger, tensions mount | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
Swift action is needed to prevent flare ups of Israeli-Palestinian violence and avert a looming food crisis, the top UN official in the Middle East told the Security Council on Wednesday.
UN and partners seek $7 billion to prevent catastrophe in the Horn of Africa | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
With “crisis atop of crisis” threatening millions in the Horn of Africa, the international community cannot afford to stand idly by, Secretary-General António Guterres said at a pledging event to raise $7 billion for the region, held at UN Headquarters in New York on...
Green light for global greenhouse gas tracking network | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
A hundred and ninety-three countries have unanimously approved the creation of a global greenhouse gas monitoring mechanism, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced on Wednesday.
Guterres: ‘We can turn the tide’ towards ending colonialism | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
New ideas must open fresh pathways towards finally ending the era of colonialism and to help advance sustainable development in the world’s 17 remaining colonies, the UN chief said in a video message to the Organization’s decolonization seminar in Bali, Indonesia
Türk appeals to Sudan’s warring generals; calls out ‘dangerous anti-rights tendencies’ worldwide | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
The “senseless” fighting in Sudan must stop now, and the warring generals have to insist on zero tolerance for sexual violence among their troops, the UN rights chief said on Wednesday.
Protecting civilians in times of crisis | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
Civilians continue to bear the brunt of conflict-related violence and destruction, and during the Protection of Civilians (PoC) Week 2023, observed from 22 to 25 May, the UN and partners are working towards finding the best ways to protect them.