Fukuoka Governor visits Kenya, promises stronger ties
Nairobi/Thika 3 July 2014—Leading a strong delegation on a visit to Kenya, the Governor of Fukuoka in Japan Hiroshi Ogawa pledged stronger cooperation between his prefecture and UN-Habitat as well as Kenya in general. At a high...
- Posted July 3, 2014
UN-Habitat hosts expert meeting on urban development fincancing
Barcelona, 2 July 2014: Fifty international experts Met in Spain for a two-day meeting on “Urban Development Financing: the Challenges of Local Governments in Developing Countries”, organized by UN-Habitat with the support of the City of Barcelona ...
- Posted July 2, 2014
Sri Lanka formulates National Habitat III Report
Colombo, 1 July 2014: Fifty high level delegates from Government Ministries and partner agencies came together at a workshop held in Colombo Tuesday last week to formulate the National Habitat III Report. The workshop was convened by the...
- Posted July 1, 2014
Indonesia renews commitment to sustainable urbanization
Jakarta, 25 June 2014: The Ministry of Public Works in Indonesia has signed an agreement with UN-Habitat renewing its commitment to the sustainable development of cities and urban areas. The agreement was signed during a recent official...
- Posted June 25, 2014
UN-Habitat to help strengthen land administration and management in Myanmar
Yangon 19 June 2014: UN-Habitat and the government of Myanmar this week signed an agreement that will see the agency help in strengthening land administration and management system in that country. The Settlement and Land Records Department...
- Posted June 19, 2014
2015 International Year of Evaluation
Year 2015 was officially declared as the International Year of Evaluation at the Third International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities held in São Paulo, Brazil, 29 September-2 October 2013. UN-Habitat is supporting this initiative through the United...
- Posted June 17, 2014
Buenos Aires to host second Future of Places conference
Nairobi, 12 June 2014: The second Future of Places conference, organised by UN-Habitat, the Project for Public Spaces and the Ax:son Johnson Foundation, will take place 1-3 September 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, it has been announced....
- Posted June 16, 2014
UN-Habitat chairs cities forum at UN climate conference
Bonn, 11 June 2014: UN-Habitat has chaired a dedicated cities forum at a conference held by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change aimed at highlighting sustainable urbanisation as a key factor in addressing global climate...
- Posted June 11, 2014
City leaders share common challenges, solutions at World Cities Summit Mayors Forum
Singapore, 10 June 2014: Over 130 Mayors and city leaders, together with urban partners, discussed strategies to develop smart cities at the World Cities Summit 2014. The Summit — a premier platform to address urban sustainability challenges...
- Posted June 11, 2014
ARCADIS renews commitment to UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign
Amsterdam, 6 June 2014: ARCADIS, a global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm, has renewed its support for the World Urban Campaign through signing a two year agreement to continue to be a lead and sponsoring...
- Posted June 6, 2014