The Rapidly-Evolving Impact of COVID-19
Evaluating the unique challenges and needs in affordable housing during uncertain times
UN-Habitat COVID-19 Readiness and Responsiveness Tracker
In association with CitiQ, the UN-Habitat has launched a new data platform to provide information from cities around the world to help develop response strategies and protect the population.
How can we address housing insecurity during the pandemic? – The Urban Institute Podcast
In the first of a series of podcasts on how the pandemic will affect vulnerable populations, host Justin Milner speaks with Mary Cunningham, vice president of the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center and researcher Samantha Batko about how the pandemic impacts those experiencing homelessness, those on the edge of becoming homeless and what policymakers can do to help.
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Transforming how we eat, ‘a critical accelerator’ towards 2030 development goals: Deputy UN chief | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
Countries will review progress towards transforming food systems worldwide at a three-day meeting in Rome this July, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister announced on Friday, in the Italian capital.
Global food prices dropped for the tenth consecutive month in January, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Friday.
Peacebuilding must be rooted in ‘bedrock of inclusive, sustainable development’ | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
While describing maintaining peace as core to the UN – its very reason for being - Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed warned the Security Council on Friday that it was a mission now “under grave threat”
Global growth forecast to slow to 1.9% in 2023, warn UN economists | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
Senior UN economists warned on Wednesday that intersecting crises are likely to add further damage to the global economy, with growth set to slow from three per cent in 2022 to 1.9 per cent this year.
Latin America, Caribbean ‘must step up’ to tackle rising hunger: FAO | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean “can and must step up” to tackle rising levels of hunger, poverty and inequality, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, said on Wednesday.
Economic slowdown may force workers into ‘lower quality’ jobs | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
Finding a decent and well-paid job is likely to be harder this year, thanks to the continuing global economic downturn, the UN labour agency said on Monday.
Water’s a ‘dealmaker’ for multilateral cooperation and the SDGs | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
Water can be a “dealmaker” for stability and cooperation as well as for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, speakers from the co-hosts of the upcoming UN 2023 Water Conference said on Friday.
UN report calls for re-thinking social protection as the world ages | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
With the number of people aged 65 and over projected to more than double by the middle of the century, the rights and well-being of older persons must be prioritized in efforts to achieve a sustainable future, the UN said in a new report launched on Thursday.
Food prices decline in December following ‘two very volatile years’: FAO | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
World food prices declined for the ninth consecutive month in December, though many commodities are still at record highs, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Friday.
Arab region registers world’s highest unemployment rate, UN survey finds | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
According to the latest UN survey, released on Friday, the Arab region registered a 12 per cent unemployment rate in 2022, the highest in the world.