Seville, 27 Mar 11
Promoting expanded use of the bicycle in cities of developing countries and emerging economies needs not only extensive construction of better urban infrastructure and facilities but also a range of corresponding measures in urban and transport planning, experts at an international workshop agreed last week.
Brussels, 7 Feb 11
Key high-level European officials joined the representatives of international institutions at the European Parliament in Brussels for wide ranging talks on urban matters and global urban development.
Warsaw, 10 Nov 10
UN-HABITAT released a new report on Wednesday highlighting its activities in eastern, southern and central Europe with a view to promoting better urban planning, stronger local government, climate change measures and decentralisation.
Ulaanbaatar, 27 Aug 10
As the world's water experts gathered for the 20th World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, across the globe in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Ger communities who live in tents on the high plains inaugurated a new water supply system installed as part of a community-led area upgrading programme.
Belgrade, 17 Feb 10
The Government of Serbia last week hosted a national conference aimed at sharing experiences on social and affordable housing policies in Serbia and other European countries. The event was organized with UN-HABITAT, the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration.
Warsaw, 23 Nov 09
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Warsaw School of Economics at a glittering ceremony marking the first time that the university has bestowed such an award upon a woman in its more than 100 years of existence.
Poznan, Poland, 10 Dec 08
Mayors and local authorities representing cities around the world this week urged delegates attending a milestone session of climate change talks to ensure that cities are kept high on the agenda given that they are home to half the world's population...
Warsaw, 18 Apr 08
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka last week gave a lecture at the Warsaw School of Economics, outlining the crucial role of urbanisation to staff and students of the prestigious Polish institution.
Nairobi, 8 Apr 08
Norway will provide UN-HABITAT with funding to the tune of USD 25.6 million to help implement a new medium-term strategic plan aimed at strengthening the agency, sharpening its focus on urban poverty reduction around the world, and improving its internal management.
Warsaw, 3 Oct 07
Senior Polish officials pledged on World Habitat Day to do all they can to make the country’s cities safer and more inclusive for all their citizens.
“The quality of life in our cities depends to the great extent on the level of security. We are very much interested in learning how spatial planning may improve security of city inhabitants,” Poland’s Minister of Construction, Mr. Miroslaw Barszcz, said in a speech marking World Habitat Day.
Warsaw, 28 Feb 07
UN-HABITAT’s work in the transition economies of Central, Eastern and Southern European States, took a boost at the First meeting of the Advisory Council of the UN-HABITAT Warsaw Office, the agency’s newest regional centre.
Warsaw, 4 Oct 06
As part of its expansion programmes so as to effectively address human settlements concerns globally, UN-HABITAT on Monday officially opened a new office in Warsaw to serve central and eastern Europe.