Yangon, 18 Sept 13
The Urban Resource Center (URC) was recently opened by Dr. Win Myint, Union Deputy-Minister of Construction in the premises of Department of Human Settlements and Housing Development, Ministry of Construction in Yangon.
Hanoi, 22 Jan 13
UN-Habitat this month led a joint United Nations consultative group in Vietnam to understand better the aspirations, problems and opportunities of the urban poor in the cities of Hanoi and Danang.
Port-au-Prince, 15 Jan 13
As Haiti marked the third anniversary of a devastating earthquake which claimed over 300,000 lives and left more than 1 million survivors homeless, UN-Habitat announced that it will broaden support to communities and institutions still trying to recover from the disaster.
"The earthquake in Haiti in January 2010 was an unprecedented urban crisis, highlighting chronic vulnerabilities in the city and setting back its development," said UN-Habitat Executive Director Joan Clos in a statement marking the anniversary.
Yangon, 11 Sept 12
The Urban Research and Development Institute (URDI) this week launched its first training on sustainable urban land management as part of new collaboration between the Government and UN-Habitat supported by Norway.
Rio de Janeiro, 21 Jun 12
UN-Habitat on Wednesday launched a new programme on Wednesday calling on Heads of State and governments at the Rio +20 conference to provide a framework to help make cities around the world safer from disasters.
Rio de Janeiro, 20 Jun 12
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos was selected as a leading United Nations expert to talk about cities as one of seven key topics under consideration at the global Rio +20 Sustainable Development Summit opening on Wednesday.
Yangon, 20 Jun 12
UN-HABITAT and Myanmar have signed a new agreement on disaster risk management designed to help the country shore itself up better against disasters such as cyclones which have claimed tens of thousands of lives and displaced countless more people in recent years.
Rio de Janeiro, 20 Jun 12
More than 100 Heads of State and government gathered on Wednesday for the opening of the United Nations Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development which seeks to shape new policies to promote global prosperity, reduce poverty and advance social equity and environmental protection.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19 Jun 12
UN-Habitat is holding a series of events to drive home to drive home the all important urban aspect of sustainable development at a time more than half the global population lives in towns and cities.
Singapore, 19 Jun 12
UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director, Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, will address the World Cities Summit 2012 in Singapore next month when she will have the opportunity to meet world leaders, mayors and the business community to discuss new ideas on liveable and sustainable cities.
Beirut, 12 Jun 12
The winners of three prize-winning urban projects which came out on top at the Lebanon Municipal Urban Forum 2012, will be sent to the sixth session of the World Urban Forum in Naples in September to share their best practices.
Mogadishu, 7 Jun 12
Five UN-Habitat schools completed a year ago in the Somali capital Mogadishu are today serving some 2,000 internally displaced children in five neighbourhoods thanks to Swedish funding and UNICEF backing.
Charsadda, Northwest Pakistan, 26 Apr 12
UN-Habitat has inaugurated thousands of new single room homes for the victims of devastating floods in a country already bracing itself for further flood devastation this year
Nairobi, 23 Feb 12
UN-Habitat announced on Thursday that it is expanding its ties with the academic world in the area of urban risk reduction and rehabilitation so that a new generation of graduates undertaking field work in disaster zones around the world are better groomed in integrated urban crisis-based practice.
Nairobi, 20 Feb 12
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Monday hailed the joint collaboration of UN-Habitat and its sister agency, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) now celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Colombo, 30 Jan 12
A major post-conflict home reconstruction and repair project in Sri Lanka marked its first anniversary this month with the announcement that to date 3,000 internally displaced families have so far been assisted.
Yangon, 20 Jan 12
The Union Minister of Construction, U Khin Maung Myint Friday opened Myanmar’s first Urban Research and Development Institute (URDI) to help local and national authorities ensure a better urban future for country.
Nairobi, 19 Jan 12
UN-Habitat and the Government of Sweden signed a new collaboration agreement on Wednesday whereby Stockholm will provide USD 14 million over the next four years to support the agency’s work programme.
UN-HABITAT, as a member of the UN Interagency Network on Youth Development with support from Government of Norway recently organised a planning meeting between key government officials, UN and youth organisations.
Nairobi, 14 Nov 11
About 200 youth from Kenya and Norway began a caravan that is going from Nairobi, Kenya and ending two weeks later at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's conference (COP-17) in Durban, South Africa.
New Delhi, 30 Sept 11
The Government of India this week said it would increase its funding to UN-HABITAT. The announcement was made after Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos held talks with Kumari Selja, India's Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Culture.
Nairobi, Kenya, 26 Sept 11
The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Wangari Maathai of Kenya, died overnight at a Nairobi hospital. Her organization, the Green Belt Movement, said Wangari had been undergoing cancer treatment. She was 71.