UN-Habitat readies for PrepCom2 and Governing Council
Nairobi, 13 April 2015— Important international debate around sustainable urban development got underway on Monday as UN-Habitat prepared to hold the second preparatory meeting of the Habitat III conference as well as the 25th session of the...
- Posted April 13, 2015
Harness power of cities to address international development concerns – Clos
Seoul, 11 April 2015 – UN Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos, has emphasised that we will need cities to address some of the most pressing issues in international development in the post-2015 agenda, such...
- Posted April 11, 2015
Welcoming a new post-2015 Pacific Urban Agenda
Nadi, 7 April 2015 – The fourth Pacific Urban Forum (PUF 4) has concluded with a stronger call to find sustainable solutions to the challenges of urbanization and its impact on towns, cities and urban centres in...
- Posted April 7, 2015
Namibian policy makers benefit from a workshop on housing the poor
Windhoek, 27th March 2015 – Over 30 Namibian government officials, policy makers, members of parliament and councilors last week attended a workshop where they were trained on housing the poor. The three day workshop was organised by...
- Posted April 2, 2015
Africa Heads of State summits to discuss urbanisation, says AU Chair
Addis Ababa 31 March 2015 – The Africa Union Chairperson Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has said that African Heads of State shall give a focused attention to the subject of urbanization at their next two Summits to be held...
- Posted April 1, 2015
Iraqi IDPs to get shelter and basic services, thanks to Japanese funding
Baghdad 30 March 2015 – Through the support of the Government of Japan, UN-Habitat launched a project in Iraq to support internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country to enhance self-reliance and improve their living conditions through...
- Posted March 30, 2015
Government of Japan gives USD 51 million for UN-Habitat executed projects in Asia, Arab States and Africa
Nairobi, 27 March 2015—With the contribution of USD50.93 million from the Government of Japan, UN-Habitat will implement projects in Asia, Arab States and Africa. The projects set to benefit from the generous contribution are in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan,...
- Posted March 27, 2015
Experts from Eastern Europe discuss preparations for Habitat III
Minsk, 25 March 2015 – National coordinators and experts from Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Russia met in the Republic of Belarus, earlier this month to discuss preparations for the Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on...
- Posted March 27, 2015
UN-Habitat trains managers from Asia-Pacific on housing policy and practice
Seoul, 24 March 2015—UN-Habitat in partnership with the International Urban Training Center (IUTC) and the Provincial Government of Gangwon, Republic of Korea, recently organized a training programme for senior managers and decision makers from 11 Asia-Pacific countries...
- Posted March 26, 2015
Kenya’s county pilots semi-aerobic landfill
Kiambu, Kenya 24 March 2015—Kiambu County of Kenya made history by becoming the first place in Africa to pilot a landfill based on the “Fukuoka method”. The County Governor Hon. William Kabogo was beaming with joy saying...
- Posted March 24, 2015