Rio de Janeiro, 17 May 11
Representatives from several of the poorest neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro recently praised the authorities for instituting a new peace and anti-crime drive, aimed at making the streets safer, cleaner and ensuring better basic service delivery.
Mangalore, India, 10 May 11
A major new water education project financed mainly by the German chemical giant BASF has been launched in Mangalore to help provide water education and safe drinking water for 25 schools and nearby communities
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.
Washington, 14 Mar 11
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Joan Clos held talks last week with U.S. Secretary of State for Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan and other senior officials during his official visit to the United States.
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, 15 Feb 11
A group of 25 retired UN-HABITAT veterans from countries around the world returned to the agency’s headquarters this week to share their experiences and insights with a view to helping establish a new direction for the agency.
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.
Washington, 26 Jan 11
U.S. President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union address on Tuesday that America would have to work harder to catch up with new urban infrastructure and advances in Europe and China.