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    • Sri Lanka’s Mannar District gets new learning spaces

      9 March 2017– Two opening ceremonies were held recently in Mannar district to commemorate the successful completion and handover of several learning facilities and teachers’ quarters through the project “Sustainable resettlement through community-driven improvement of the learning...

      • Posted March 9, 2017
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    • António Guterres visits UN-Habitat’s Mathare One Stop Centre on first field mission as UN Secretary-General

      Nairobi, 8 March 2017, International Women’s Day – On his first visit to Kenya as Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres visited a community space in Mathare, home to approximately 800,000 people and Nairobi’s oldest slum,...

      • Posted March 9, 2017
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    • UN-Habitat to help Kiambu County in revenue enhancement and economic development

      Kiambu, 8 March 2017– The County Government of Kiambu and UN-Habitat recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to collaborate in the areas of revenue enhancement and local economic development in the county. The partnership aims to...

      • Posted March 8, 2017
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    • Adaptation Fund and UN-Habitat mitigate climate change challenges in Lao PDR

      Vientiane, 6 March 2017— Approximately 47,000 people in 189 settlements in three southern provinces of Attapeu, Saravan and Sekong will soon have access to better climate resilient infrastructure when the just launched climate change project rolls out...

      • Posted March 8, 2017
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    • Somalia officials in a learning tour of Johannesburg and Durban

      Mogadishu, 28 February 2017— Benadir Regional Administration recently conducted an informal learning exchange with the eThekwini (Durban) Municipality’s Municipal Institute of Learning and the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. Through the support of the Italian Agency for...

      • Posted March 6, 2017
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    • Guadalajara launches first safer cities lab and urban thinkers’ campus

      Guadalajara 6 March 2017— As a follow up of the Habitat III Special Session in Quito, last October, the City of Guadalajara (State of Jalisco) in collaboration with UN-Habitat recently launched the Laboratory of Policies for Safer...

      • Posted March 6, 2017
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    • Water and Sanitation project in Mwanza Tanzania kicks off

      Mwanza, Tanzania 22 February 2017 – Residents of Mwanza Town of Tanzania will soon start benefitting from a water and sanitation project undertaken through the UN-Habitat championed Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Programme (LVWATSAN). Gerson H. Lwege,...

      • Posted February 22, 2017
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    • University of Nairobi launches bike share programme

      Nairobi, 21 February 2017– Supported by UN-Habitat, the Computing for Development Laboratory (C4DLab) of the University of Nairobi recently launched its new bike sharing program. In his address at the event, the university’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Peter...

      • Posted February 21, 2017
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    • UN-Habitat hosts exhibition on consequences of rising sea levels

      Barcelona, 20 February 2017—UN Habitat’s is hosting the exhibition “Where will we go?” in the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, in Barcelona, Spain. The audio-visual production held under the auspices of UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme is...

      • Posted February 20, 2017
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    • Symposium mulls how cities can improve the quality of life

      Nairobi, 15 February 2017 – A two-day conference on urban innovation in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is underway at the UN Complex, Nairobi. This initiative is hosted by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)...

      • Posted February 15, 2017
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