New York, 15 Nov 11
UN-HABITAT has teamed up with the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and the United Nations Academic Impact agency to stage a glittering urban design exhibition in the visitor’s lobby of the world body’s global headquarters.
Amsterdam, 28 Sept 11
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, VEOLIA Environment, Nomadeis, BASF, This is Africa, Siemens, GDF-SUEZ, JAO Design International, ARUP, the PENN Institute for Urban Research, and the Financial Times joined UN-HABITAT in Amsteram earlier this month for the first meeting of the agency's new Urban Private Sector Advisory Board hosted by Arcadis.
Mangalore, India, 10 May 11
A major new water education project financed mainly by the German chemical giant BASF has been launched in Mangalore to help provide water education and safe drinking water for 25 schools and nearby communities
Nairobi, Kenya, 17 Feb 11
Twenty four students comprising of town clerks, heads of departments, committee chairpersons, and council officers from the East African region last week with a Diploma in Urban Development Studies at a colorful ceremony attended by family, friends and invited guests.
Nairobi, 15 Feb 11
A group of 25 retired UN-HABITAT veterans from countries around the world returned to the agency’s headquarters this week to share their experiences and insights with a view to helping establish a new direction for the agency.
Yangon, 2 Feb 11
The United Nations said this week it was growing concerned that a shortfall in funding cyclone recovery in Myanmar would render some communities unnecessarily vulnerable ahead of the coming monsoon season.
Nairobi, 16 Feb 10
Following the success of the first phase of the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative, the European Investment Bank has provided a grant of EUR 50,000 to UN-HABITAT to help extend the programme to larger towns in the Lake Victoria region.