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.
Nairobi, 21 Feb 11
President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya officially opened the 26th Session of the Governing Council of countries which oversee the work programme and budget of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi.
Nairobi, 21 Feb 11
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is continually urging Governments to be accountable to their people, signed a new annual series of compacts last week with his own senior managers aimed at holding them accountable for their performances and at increasing transparency.
Nairobi, 17 Feb 11
The new Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Spain to UN-HABITAT, Mr. Javier Herrera Garcia-Canturri, on Thursday presented his credentials to the Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos.
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.
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, 6 Sept 10
UN-HABITAT on Monday announced the winners of its 2010 Scroll of Honour, the UN's most prestigious award in human settlements development. The awards, which honour individuals and institutions instrumental in improving living conditions in towns and cities, will be bestowed on World Habitat Day.