Poznan, Poland, 10 Dec 08
Mayors and local authorities representing cities around the world this week urged delegates attending a milestone session of climate change talks to ensure that cities are kept high on the agenda given that they are home to half the world's population...
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.
New York, 7 Jul 08
In a world confronted by surging food and oil prices, this year’s session of the Economic and Social Council, one of the three principal organs of the United Nations, is dedicated to highlighting the crisis facing developing countries.
New York, 19 May 08
The 16th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development which came to a close in New York at the weekend recognized the importance of sustainable urbanization for overall sustainable development.
New York, 16 May 08
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week celebrated the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as "a new dawn” in the fight to redress what he called “glaring inequalities”.
Nairobi, 26 Feb 08
Hundreds of young Kenyans gathered on Monday to launch a campaign aimed at getting their peers to refrain from post-election violence that has so far claimed some 1,000 lives and displacing almost 300,000 people around the country.
New York, 9 Oct 07
The University of Colorado Children, Youth and Environment Centre and UN-HABITAT week signed a World Habitat Day agreement to strengthen the relationship between the two organizations with the aim of better understanding the role of youth in cities globally.
This agreement comes as the world is recognizing the important role of youth, who make up to 70 percent of developing country populations, and are a key community to engage if the goal of this years HABITAT day of safe and just cities is to be reached.
New York, 25 Sept 07
United States President George Bush on Tuesday praised the new initiatives on climate change of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and pledged renewed American support for the UN in a world where he said everyone had the “right” to housing, education, health and democratic freedoms.