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Steve Chadwick

Rotorua moves forward on Sustainability and Women’s Empowerment

Joining the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme in 2015, Rotorua Lakes Council has made big strides in its engagement with the United Nations Global Compact, the Ten Principles, our Cities Programme and the city’s local and regional community. New Zealanders are certainly busy folk. A Leading level city, Rotorua was one of the first cities… View Article

Melbourne hosts New Urban Agenda Conference

Dr Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat, opened the recent New Urban Agenda (NUA) Conference in Melbourne (4 to 5 May 2017). This first gathering for the NUA in the Southern Hemisphere brought together a wide range of stakeholders from government, business, civil society and academia to raise awareness about the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development… View Article
world cities Liz presenting

Australian cities pair with EU cities for World Cities

Four Australian cities – Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart and Melbourne – met for the first time with their four EU cities counterparts on 8 May 2017, kicking off the Australian leg of the World Cities project, an important EU supported city-to-city cooperation on sustainable urban development. Delegates from the European participant cities of Hamburg, Prague, Katowice and… View Article
Julia in Tianjin

Sustainable city partnership opportunities in China

A recent visit to Tianjin, major port city in northeast China, by representatives of the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme & RMIT University, looks set to open doors to collaboration between Melbourne’s sister city, RMIT and the Cities Programme to tackle urban challenges such as rapid population growth. As part of this year’s Tianjin… View Article
Cities Programme Chair Michael Nolan at the 12th National Convention - Making Global Goals Local Business in New Delhi, India.

Making Global Goals Local Business – India

Bringing together over 300 local and global business, finance, civil society, government society leaders to develop innovative business models for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN Global Compact pulled together a highly successful two-day event for its regional flagship event Making Global Goals Local Business – India in New Delhi. With less than 5,000 days left to… View Article
HCC Launch

Building Liveable Cities Together in Amsterdam

The Human Cities Coalition (HCC) official launch, on April 20, at AkzoNobel’s headquarters in Amsterdam brought together a full house of private, public sector and NGOs including UN Global Compact – Cities Programme and UN-Habitat representatives to discuss ways of building more liveable cities. Originally founded by AkzoNobel, a Dutch multinational manufacturing corporation, HCC is… View Article

City Engagement Internship Opportunity

Do you have an interest in public relations, business development and international urban sustainability? We are seeking an intern to work on a range of important city engagement and communication activities. The position will contribute to the new 2017 engagement strategy which involves the roll out of a new fee paying membership system. The internship… View Article
Intern Gathering 2015

Media and Communications Intern Opportunity

Are you a communications student, recent graduate or professional seeking communications experience within an international urban sustainability programme? We are seeking an intern who is motivated and self-directed to aid in the delivery of outgoing communications at the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme. Your role will be diverse; assisting with social media, events, communications… View Article
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Second round of the ‘Ethical Cities’ MOOC starts April

Originally launched on 14 November 2016, the Ethical Cities Massive Open Online Course is now open for registration in its second round, which commences 4 April. This five-week interactive course attracted a massive 1,200 participants in its first run, ending on 16 December. Produced by the Cities Programme and RMIT University, and hosted by FutureLearn platform, the MOOC engaged students from… View Article