Cambridge, Boston, 2 May 13
Dr. Joan Clos, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, on Thursday participated as a keynote speaker at an international development conference in the United States.
New York, 14 Feb 13
UN-Habitat and the International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC) last Friday organized an international working session in addressing one of themes of the 21st Century: Prosperity in Cities.
New York, 7 Feb 13
On the sidelines of the Commission on Social Development meeting in New York this week, the U.S. Mission to the UN and the International Labour Organization (ILO) convened a special forum bringing together key stakeholders to explore the challenges in implementing successful strategies.
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.
Nairobi, 15 Nov 12
UN-Habitat announced on Thursday that it is seeking city partners to pilot a new integrated urban planning and management model to help cities build reslience against disasters such as the recent superstorm Sandy which crashed through coastlines from the Caribbean and north America's Atlantic seaboard, or tsunamis and earthquakes.
Addis Ababa, 25 Oct 12
Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, UN-Habitat's Deputy Executive Director, on Monday 22 October signed an MOU with Mr. Jean Louis Leonard, President the Conference on Urban Mobility in the Developing World(CODATU) to strengthen UN-Habitat’s outreach and advocacy in sustainable urban mobility.
New York, 2 Aug 12
Youth’s engagement globally, and more specifically within the UN system, was the focus of the Youth 21 Stock Taking meeting held earlier this month at the UN-Habitat offices in New York.
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.
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
New York, 24 Apr 12
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday told a high-level delegation of mayors, local and regional authorities that he would ensure rapid urbanisation around the world takes high priority on the Rio +20 agenda because the battle for sustainability would be won or lost in cities.
Singapore, 28 Mar 12
The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2012 has been awarded to the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, and the Departments of Transportation, City Planning and Parks and Recreation.
Istanbul, 24 Mar 12
Taking advantage of a recent stopover in Turkey, UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos made a brief call on Istanbul’s Mayor, Mr. Kadir Topbas, who is also the President of the United Cities and Local Governments body (UCLG).