Addressing Mexico’s Senate, Dr. Clos roots for urban legislation
Mexico City 28 August 2014—On the last leg of his official mission to Mexico, UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos addressed the country’s Senate on urbanisation issues. The Executive Director’s speech was titled: “The role of policymakers...
- Posted August 28, 2014
UN-Habitat convenes planning workshop in Kabul in response to rapid urban growth in Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan, 25 August 2014 – UN-Habitat held a two-day workshop in Kabul focused on urban planning as part of the Community-Based Municipal Support Programme (CBMSP). The workshop was attended by over 100 participants from the Ministry...
- Posted August 27, 2014
Philippines celebrates World Humanitarian Day
Manila 26 August 2014– Campaigns and activities to celebrate World Humanitarian Day, celebrated on August 19, took place across the Philippines with successful turnouts and wide local media coverage. In Manila, a loop video with inputs from...
- Posted August 26, 2014
UN-Habitat supports the Kenya Municipal Programme
UN-Habitat is collaborating with the Kenya Municipal Program (KMP) in capacity building for Participatory Urban Planning in the country. The collaboration is targeted at towns in Cluster III (Machakos, Thika, Embu) and Cluster IV (Naivasha, Nakuru, Nyeri )...
- Posted August 25, 2014
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