- Designing public spaces using Minecraft brings refugees and local communities...
- UN Habitat Commits to Implementing the Global Compact on Migration
- Residents, diplomats and UN-Habitat staff join hands to clean up Nairobi
- UN-Habitat Executive Director unveils Youth Declar-Action at the Sustainable...
- Blue economy forum will boost water’s potential
- Op-Ed By Maimunah Mohd Sharif on Sustainable Blue Economy Conference
- UN-Habitat leads Africities session on effective local government planning for...
- Chinese Cities Improving in Global Competitiveness
- Resilient cities, a matter of planning for and with children
- UN-Habitat Executive Director: World Cities Day Message
All posts tagged "Urban Basic Services Branch"
UN-Habitat Governing Council kicks off
The 24th Session of UN-Habitat’s Governing kicked off in Nairobi with calls to better the lives of the world’s poor. The week-long meeting was officially opened by Kenya’s newly elected President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Governing Council meets every...
- Posted April 15, 2013
UN-Habitat and Korean Institute in a partnership
UN-Habitat and The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI) on Tuesday signed a Partnership Agreement which aims at supporting cities in developing sustainable urban transport systems with a focus on public transport. The UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa...
- Posted April 8, 2013
United Nations Human Settlements Programme Celebrates the World Water Day
World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended...
- Posted March 22, 2013
UN-Habitat launches a Multifunctional Clean Energy Centre
UN-Habitat launched the construction of a Multifunctional Clean Energy Centre at St. Christine Community School Centre in Kibera Kenya. The project which is funded by DANIDA and UN-Habitat, is a joint initiative by the local community, Under...
- Posted February 19, 2013
UN-Habitat launches Global Wastewater Debate
UN-Habitat’s Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Monday announced the launch of a new Global Consultation on Wastewater Management and Water Quality for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. “The global population is expected to exceed nine billion by...
- Posted January 14, 2013
Tanzania Celebrates the United Nations 67th Anniversary
UN-Habitat last Wednesday joined the government of Tanzania and other United Nations agencies in celebrating the 67th United Nations Day at Karimjee grounds in Dar es Salaam. The celebrations were crowned with raising of the UN flag...
- Posted October 29, 2012
Urban Energy Unit discusses energy efficient buildings with Kenya architects
UN-Habitat presented the ‘Energy Efficiency in Buildings in East Africa’ (EEBEA) project to approximately 100 architects and town planners of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK). The architects had gathered in Nairobi for their annual breakfast to...
- Posted October 26, 2012
A new strategic partnership on urban mobility
Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director, on Monday 22 October signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mr. Jean Louis Leonard, President the Conference on Urban Mobility in the Developing World(CODATU) to strengthen UN-Habitat’s outreach...
- Posted October 25, 2012
Lake Victoria Initiative gets Acknowledgement
The Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative (LVWATSAN)has been acknowledged in a publication by a body that coordinates water issues in the United Nations wide system. The Initiative’s approach to capacity building has now been recognized as...
- Posted May 24, 2012
Hon. Minister of Education, Jessica Alupo and Mr. Norton Kingwill the Managing Director for Century Bottling Company Uganda during WASH launch
UN-Habitat and Coca Cola Foundation this week launched water, sanitation and hygiene project for six Tanzanian schools. During the function held at Butimba B Primary School in Mwanza, the Regional Commissioner for the area Mr. Evarist Ndikilo...
- Posted April 20, 2012
UN-Habitat and Coca-Cola Foundation launch Water, Sanitation & Hygiene project for Uganda schools
UN-Habitat in partnership with the Coca-Cola Foundation has launched a water, sanitation and hygiene project that will benefit over 8,000 students in 8 schools in Uganda. The project is expected to provide a model approach to improving...
- Posted March 26, 2012
UN-HABITAT and Partners in Water Laboratories Iniative in India
As part of the project “Promotion of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Education and Water Quality Monitoring in Mangalore City, India”, water quality testing laboratories are being jointly established by the German company BASF, UN-HABITAT and The Energy...
- Posted December 28, 2011
Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and UN-HABITAT launch schools sanitation
The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and UN-HABITAT on Tuesday launched a USD 332,287 program that will provide sanitation and access to clean water to over 20 selected schools in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The program aims to provide rainwater...
- Posted November 24, 2011
UN-HABITAT extends support of water provision to 15 new cities in Eastern Africa
UN-HABITAT announced Friday it will be expanding its successful Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative to fifteen more cities in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi, with support of US$4.2 million from the African Development Bank. The...
- Posted November 11, 2011
Water for Kenya Slum Residents
UN-HABITAT and the embassy of Malta this week opened a new water supply and treatment plant to provide clean, affordable drinking water for some 4,000 people living in an informal settlement not far from the agency’s global...
- Posted September 23, 2011
Towards more sustainable urban mobility patterns
A one week training on urban mobility was recently held in Korea targeting Asian cities. The seven day training on “Sustainable Urban Mobility” in Asian cities was held at the International Urban Training Centre in Gangwon Province,...
- Posted September 7, 2011
World water leaders press hard on water, Sanitation Goals
UN-Water, the Stockholm International Water Institute and their global partners have made an impassioned plea for water and sanitation to be provided to all by 2030. In a statement at the close of World Water Week in...
- Posted August 26, 2011
Lake Victoria Initiative launches Capacity Building Programme in Rwanda
A capacity building programme for Rwanda, as part of the second phase of Lake Victoria Water Initiative, was officially launched at a Stakeholders Workshop in Kigali on August 11th, 2011. The capacity building program, to be implemented...
- Posted August 22, 2011
World Water Week off to a roaring start
More than 2,500 participants have registered to take part in the 21st edition of the World Water Week that kicked off on Monday in Sweden. Right from the start, the message that came out from the event...
- Posted August 21, 2011
East African towns benefit from Training and Capacity Building Programme
Eleven towns in the Lake Victoria Basin are now able to provide improved urban management and basic services following the recent completion of an integrated programme of training and capacity building which targeted municipal councils, service providers,...
- Posted July 28, 2011