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  • President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani launches State of Afghan Cities 2015

    Kabul 22 September 2015—President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Monday launched the ‘State of Afghan Cities 2015’ report which presents the first-ever comprehensive and reliable assessment of Afghanistan’s 34 Provincial Capital Cities....

    • Posted September 22, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and Urban Renewal Organization hold first training workshop

    Tehran, 22 September 2015 – UN-Habitat Tehran office has held its first training workshop on “Urban Resilience, Habitat Improvement and Disaster Risk Management -Built Environment” with Urban Renewal Organisation (URO), Tehran Municipality, for the professional and mid-level...

    • Posted September 22, 2015
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  • Latin America is preparing for COP 21

    Bogota, 21 September 2015– Environmentalists, government and NGO officials gathered in Bogota, Colombia between 20 and 23 September for the Latin American summit, as part of preparations for the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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  • Work begins on new water supply pipeline for Hargeisa

    Hargeisa, 20 September 2015– The European Union, Somaliland Development Fund, UN-Habitat, and the Government of Somaliland on Sunday inaugurated the start of installation works for the new 23-km water supply pipeline from Geed Deeble to Hargeisa. On...

    • Posted September 20, 2015
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  • A New Kind of Market: UN-Habitat Signs Urban Renewal Agreement with Mogadishu Authorities

    Mogadishu, 17 September 2015 – UN-Habitat and the Benadir Regional Administration on Thursday signed a letter of agreement outlining their cooperation for the rehabilitation of Sinay Market in Warta Nabada District, Mogadishu. Mohamed Ahmed Diiriye, acting Mayor...

    • Posted September 18, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat, UNAIDS joint report maps cities with highest HIV positive people

    Nairobi, 18 September 2015—A new joint report by UN-Habitat and UNAIDS has identified 200 cities likely to have the largest number of people living with HIV and estimated that together, these cities—which are located in 63 countries—accounted...

    • Posted September 18, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat holds high level meeting on Somalia

    Nairobi 16 September 2015—The Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) of UN-Habitat on Wednesday during its 58th Regular meeting  as part of its Agenda, Items, held  a High Level Dialogue on Somalia where the participants expressed optimism on...

    • Posted September 17, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat’s Design Labs enters collaboration with the Dutch Creative Industries Fund

    Nairobi 16 September 2015- On 15 September the Dutch Creative Industries Fund signed an agreement with UN-Habitat’s Global Network of Urban Planning and Design Labs to support cities with urban planning and design. Under the title “Designing a...

    • Posted September 16, 2015
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  • Mexico meeting births Urban Poverty Stakeholders lobby

    Monterrey, 15 September 2015—At the end of an international seminar recently held in Monterrey, Mexico, the participants came up with the lobby, the “Latin American Community of Urban Poverty Stakeholders”. The Community is an open and voluntary...

    • Posted September 15, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and Lincoln Institute course on land and regularization invites applications

      Rio de Janeiro 10 September 2015—Applications are invited for the fourteenth edition of a Professional Development Course on Informal Land Markets and Regularization of Settlements in Latin America. A joint announcement from UN-Habitat and Lincoln Institute...

    • Posted September 10, 2015
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