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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COP28: As ‘humanity’s fate hangs in the balance’, UN chief calls for urgent action to prevent planetary crash | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
Earth’s vital signs are failing and to prevent planetary crash and burn, “we need…cooperation and political will”, UN Secretary General António Guterres said on Friday, challenging world leaders gathered in Dubai for COP28 to show real global climate...
Global agrifood systems are the climate solution, new FAO report highlights | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
Agrifood systems and the communities that support and depend on them are on the front lines of loss and damage linked to climate change, a new report released on Friday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has revealed.
Science points to ‘climate collapse’ as UN chief calls COP28 to action | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
The world is heating up at an unprecedented pace, new climate data shows, and leaders gathered for the COP28 conference which opened in Dubai on Thursday must get us out of “deep trouble”, UN chief António Guterres said.
COP28 gets underway in Dubai with call for ‘terminal decline’ of the fossil fuel era | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
The latest round of UN-facilitated climate talks opened on Thursday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with a warning that the world is taking “baby steps” in the face of a terrifying planetary crisis that requires bold action now.
Hopes for a sustainable planet must not ‘melt away’: Guterres | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
World leaders at this week’s climate conference, COP28, must break the deadly cycle of global warming before a “deadly tipping point” is reached, said the UN chief on Monday.
Hitching a ride to a better future: Sustainable Transport Day | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
There is an urgent need for a transformative shift towards more sustainable transport the UN chief said on Sunday, emphasizing the importance of cleaner energy to combat climate change.
Guterres urges G20 to lead the way in financial and climate justice | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
At a time when people are hurting and the planet is burning, the world’s advanced economies can take the lead in ensuring financial, structural and climate justice, the UN Secretary-General said in remarks to the virtual G20 Summit convened by India on Wednesday.
Child deaths from wasting are predictable and preventable: WHO chief | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
Worldwide, 45 million children under five are wasted, meaning they are dangerously thin for their height, and roughly one million die each year from the condition, the Director-General of the World Health Organization told the Global Food Security Summit held on...
Stories from the UN Archive: Marlon Brando, the UN’s first frontman for water | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
What do Bolivia, Marlon Brando and the UN have in common?
‘No end in sight’ to rising greenhouse gas emissions, UN weather agency warns | UN News – Global perspective Human stories
Greenhouse gas emissions reached a record high in 2022 with “no end in sight to the rising trend”, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a report published on Wednesday.