Mexico’s telecoms giant TELMEX joins the United Nations Global Compact
Mexico City 22 August 2014– In order to collaborate in addressing the challenges of the world in terms of access to technology to improve the quality of life of the population, Mexico’s telecommunications giant TELMEX on Thursday...
- Posted August 22, 2014
Urban planning important for development and inequality reduction, Dr. Clos tells MINURVI
Mexico City, 21 August 2014–”Urban planning is an important source of development and a tool for reducing inequality,” UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos has stressed. In an address at the opening of the twenty-third assembly of...
- Posted August 22, 2014
UN-Habitat and WHO in second round of partnership to address inequities in urban health
Geneva 21 August 2014—UN-Habitat and the World Health Organization (WHO) last week initiated the second phase of a joint report aimed at unmasking and overcoming health inequities in urban settings. This was a follow-up to a report...
- Posted August 21, 2014
Governments of Philippines and Japan join hands with UN-Habitat to help Typhoon Haiyan victims
Roxas City, 18 August 2014: The governments of Philippines and Japan have joined hands with UN-Habitat to offer help to those who suffered unmitigated losses from Typhoon Haiyan. Two weeks ago saw the launch the Post-Yolanda Support...
- Posted August 18, 2014
UN-Habitat and partners hold workshop on public space and virtual design in Nigeria
14 August 2014-- UN-Habitat and partners recently brought together architects, planners, women leaders, youth, students, and government representatives in Ondo and Kogi States of Nigeria for a workshop on public space as well as to learn developing...
- Posted August 14, 2014
Coca-Cola – UN-Habitat partnership avails fresh water to over 1,600 residents of Killinochchi in Sri Lanka
Killinochchi, 5 August 2014: The Coca-Cola Foundation in partnership with the UN-Habitat has assisted over 1,600 residents in Punnanineeravi GN Division in Killinochchi district in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province to access fresh water through a rain water...
- Posted August 13, 2014
Kenyan building practitioners trained in sustainable building design
Nairobi, 14 July 2014: UN-Habitat, the Kenya Property Developers Association, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, the Architectural Association of Kenya, the Kenya Green Building Society and Italy’s “Politecnico di Milano” have delivered training in sustainable design principals...
- Posted July 29, 2014
Online platform to track impact of programming in Afghanistan
Kabul, 23 July 2014 – UN-Habitat has launched an innovative online monitoring tool employing Google Maps to document the progress of community and municipal-led development projects in Afghanistan. The initiative has been undertaken as part of programming...
- Posted July 24, 2014
Nigeria to work with UN-Habitat to promote youth empowerment
Nairobi, 22 July 2014—The Federal Republic of Nigeria on Tuesday signed an agreement with United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) which seeks, among other objectives, to promote urban youth empowerment. The agreement was penned at the UN-Habitat...
- Posted July 22, 2014
Dr. Joan Clos re-elected by General Assembly Decision
New York, 18 July 2014: Following the recommendation of the Secretary-General, after consultation with Member States, the General Assembly re-elected Joan Clos ( Spain) as Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) for a...
- Posted July 19, 2014