Microsoft dives in to quell crime in cities
Durban 01 July 2016—Technology giant Microsoft is keen on partnering with various stakeholders to ensure that cities are made safer for all inhabitants. At the same time a ground breaking ‘State of Urban Safety in South Africa Report...
- Posted July 1, 2016
Terrorism, threat to albinos and xenophobia biggest challenges to safety in urban Africa
Durban, 01 July 29, 2016—Terrorism by Boko Haram, Al Shabab, threat to albinos as xenophobic attacks and gender based violence remain some of the biggest challenges to safety and security in African urban centres, Director of Programmes at...
- Posted June 29, 2016
Government of Japan offers Hope for Internally Displaced Students in Fallujah
28 June 2016 – With generous support from the Government of Japan, temporary premises providing 25 classrooms, 128 residential units with accommodation for 512 students, basic site infrastructure and an administration building have been constructed at Fallujah...
- Posted June 28, 2016
Gender Inclusion Critical for Sustainable Urbanization
28 June 2016 – A panel discussion held in New York this month brought together representatives of UN Women, UN-Habitat, Cities Alliance and the Huairou Commission to discuss results of the Expert Group Meeting on Gender Perspectives of...
- Posted June 28, 2016
UN-Habitat keen on addressing Africa’s dire need of planners
Nairobi, 22 June 2016—Africa is in dire need of registered planners, a situation that is impacting negatively on the continent’s development and UN-Habitat is keen on addressing this anomaly. A meeting between Town Planners Registration Council of...
- Posted June 23, 2016
UN-Habitat sets up field office in its new Kenyan refugee project site
Kakuma, Kenya 22 June 2016– UN-Habitat is making good progress with the activities for “Supporting Planning for Integrated Refugee and Host Communities”. Consequently, UN-Habitat has set-up a field project office in Kakuma, Turkana County. Part of the...
- Posted June 22, 2016
UN-Habitat and Korean experts discuss African urbanization
Nairobi, 21 June 2016—Is the rapid urbanisation currently being witnessed a good or bad thing for Africa? This was the topic of an international exchange recently held in Nairobi between UN-Habitat experts and two leading researchers from...
- Posted June 21, 2016
Korea-Vietnam Community Art Exchange Project launched
Tam Ky City, Vietnam 20 June 2016– The Korea – Vietnam Community Art Exchange Project was launched last week at a colourful ceremony attended by artists, local leaders, representatives from sponsors as well as locals. The ceremony...
- Posted June 20, 2016
Improving collaboration between water user associations and water service providers in Somaliland
Hargeisa 16 June 2015– Within the framework of the European Union–funded project titled Improved Urban Water Service Delivery in Somaliland, UN-Habitat recently organized a two-day workshop with water user associations and water service providers from around Somaliland....
- Posted June 16, 2016
Celebration of the World Environment Day 5 June 2016
Nay Pyi Taw, 15 June 2016 — The President of the Union of Myanmar, Mr. U Htin Kyaw, addressed six-hundred participants, including the Media at the ceremony for the World Environment Day 2016 on 5 June held...
- Posted June 15, 2016