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.
Naples, Italy, 5 Sept 12
UN-Habitat this week announced the implementation of its Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme in member countries of the Brussels-based Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) thanks to the support of the European Commission. French
Asuncion, Paraguay, 19 Sept 11
Ministers and senior officials from Latin America and the Caribbean MINURVI group last week brought climate change and housing issues to the top of their agenda in preparation for a series of major international and regional meetings.
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.
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.
Gothenburg, Sweden, 24 Nov 09
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka on Tuesday was given the coveted Göteborg Award for Sustainable Development. Widely known as the “Nobel Prize for the Environment”, she shared the 2009 award with Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, and the world renowned hero of the environment, Sören Hermansen, of Samsö, Denmark.
Montego Bay, St. James, 20 Jul 09
Latin American and Caribbean Ministers of Housing and Urbanization and other top government representatives from the region last week attended the 18th General Assembly of Ministers and High Level Authorities on Housing and Urbanization (MINURVI) at Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica.
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.
Nairobi, 7 Apr 09
Young people joined UN-HABITAT and its partners for a week of hard lobbying of member governments in the Governing Council that oversees the agency’s work programme. Their message: with ever growing numbers of young people in the world’s growing cities, young voices must be heeded.
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.