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Statement by UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Moh’d Sharif on the passing of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Statement by UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Moh’d Sharif on the passing of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan

I join the Secretary-General of the  United Nations Mr. Antonio Gutierrez in expressing my profound sorrow at the news of the death of the former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kofi Annan. He was an extraordinary global leader whose work transformed the lives of countless people. His humanity […]

Statement by the Secretary-General on the passing of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Statement by the Secretary-General on the passing of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good.  It is with profound sadness that I learned of his passing.  In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organization into the new millennium with matchless dignity and determination.     Like so […]

Sri Lankan plantation workers benefit from Government of India funded housing

Sri Lankan plantation workers benefit from Government of India funded housing

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka 12 August 2018: One hundred and fifty eight families in Nuwara Eliya district of Sri Lanka were full of joy earlier in the week when they received documents of ownership to their new houses from the the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. This was the first set […]

It’s a festival at UN complex as youth day is marked

It’s a festival at UN complex as youth day is marked

Nairobi, 10 August 2018 – A festive mood engulfed the usually staid United Nations complex in Nairobi when hundreds of young people, partners, top Kenyan government officials as well as UN employees gathered to celebrate this year’s International Youth Day. The Friday event was the climax of events held in […]

Asian-Pacific City Summit discuss sustainability

Asian-Pacific City Summit discuss sustainability

Fukuoka 9 August 2018, Fukuoka – Thirty-two city leaders from 16 countries recently gathered for the 12th Asian-Pacific City Summit to discuss “sustainable cities and communities” addressing SDG11.  The summit was co-organized by Fukuoka City and UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) on 1 – 3 August […]

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