Nairobi, 12 Sept 11
UN-HABITAT is pleased to announce the 2011 Habitat Scroll of Honour Awards to the following recipients. This is the most prestigious award given by the United Nations in recognition of work carried out in the field of human settlements development. The aim of the award is to honour individuals and institutions instrumental in improving the living conditions in urban centres around the world. For the first time, UN-HABITAT is recognising a set of good practices as well.
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.
Ulaanbaatar, 22 Apr 10
The city of Ulaanbaatar this week announced a new programme to provide basic urban services for tens of thousands of people in the Ger communities living in sub-standard housing on the outskirts of the Mongolian capital.
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.
Seoul, 19 May 09
UN-HABITAT's Executive Director and former US President Bill Clinton on Tuesday joined delegates from cities around the world to press home the message that action on climate change has to be implemented in cities.
Nairobi, 31 Mar 09
The Russian Federation is planning to enhance cooperation with UN-HABITAT by establishing an office in Moscow which will also serve the greater Commonwealth of Independent States region. A Habitat Programme Manager has already been appointed to work on the parameters of the engagement.
Luanda, 7 Oct 08
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka joined Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos and senior officials of his government on Monday for the global celebration of World Habitat Day 2008.