H.E. Sheikh Hussam Bin Essa Al-khalifa (third from the right) with the UN-HABITAT team in Bahrain.
A Rio de Janeiro-based foundation that promotes land, housing and human rights has been selected as the winner of the 2010 Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa UN-HABITAT Award. The award which carries a cash prize of USD 100,000 will be presented to the Land and Housing Programme of the Bento Rubião Foundation at the fifth session of the World Urban Forum in Rio next March. The announcement was made as a UN-HABITAT team visited the Kingdom this week for talks with senior government officials. For details, click here.