All posts tagged "slide"
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 urbanization issues. The Executive Director’s speech was titled: “The role...
- 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
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
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
Kenyan university offers post-graduate degree in sustainable urban development
Nairobi, 15 July 2014: With support from UN-Habitat, the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has launched a Masters in Sustainable Urban Development, as well as Doctoral programmes by research and thesis in areas of urban...
- Posted July 15, 2014
Landless returnees in South Sudan benefit from UN-Habitat housing project
Juba 10 July 2014—Mr. Andrew Loggali is a very grateful man. After several years renting a house, he has achieved what is to almost all human beings a great dream- he is the proud owner of a...
- Posted July 11, 2014
New agreement establishes Myanmar climate change alliance
Nay Pyi Taw, 10 July 2014 – A Memorandum of Understanding was signed today at Amara Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw by the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and...
- Posted July 11, 2014
Harness IT to improve urban governance – Kacyira
Barcelona, 9 July 2014: UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Aisa Kacyira, has said that we can improve governance in our cities and urban areas by harnessing the power of information technology. Speaking at...
- Posted July 9, 2014
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
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