Nairobi, 25 Aug 10
The United Nations General Assembly today elected Joan Clos as the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT at the level of Under Secretary-General of the UN. He is expected to begin his tenure on 18 October for a period of four years.
Alicante, Spain, 2 Jun 10
Sonia Castedo Ramos, the Mayor of Alicante, Spain, this week hosted the fourth session of the World Urban Campaign’s steering committee. UN-Habitat designated Alicante as model of sustainable development, a recognition framed in the World Urban Campaign’s 100 Cities Initiative
Barcelona, Spain, 15 Oct 09
Experts on partnership from around the world were invited to Barcelona to hear about UN-HABITAT´s continued commitment to its Partnership Strategy and to give their input on the progress. A key factor in UN-HABITAT´s Medium-term Strategic and Institutional Plan (MTSIP) is the development of a partnership strategy that is meant to enhance the engagement of partners in achieving global urban sustainability.
Dubai, 13 May 09
Twelve lucky winners from around the world were this week each handed a USD 30,000 cash prize, a gilted wind tower and a certificate for their work in promoting a better urban future in a glittering ceremony marking the seventh Dubai International Award for Best Practices.
Barcelona, Spain, 27 Jan 09
The City of Barcelona and the World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments hosted the Cities Alliance Annual Public Policy Forum, on 20 and 21 January, which this year focused on ways to improve the effectiveness of development aid. Local and regional government representatives, donor agency representatives and development institutions agreed...
Dubai, UAE, 24 Nov 08
An independent international jury, chaired by Ms. Banashree Banerjee of India, has announced the winners of the 2008 Dubai International Awards for Best Pactices to improve the Living Environment.