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.
Nairobi, 12 Sept 11
UN-HABITAT is pleased to announce the 2011 Habitat Scroll of Honour Awards to the following recipients. This is the most prestigious award given by the United Nations in recognition of work carried out in the field of human settlements development. The aim of the award is to honour individuals and institutions instrumental in improving the living conditions in urban centres around the world. For the first time, UN-HABITAT is recognising a set of good practices as well.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 20 Jun 11
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Raquel Rolnik, has made an urgent plea to put an immediate stop to all forced evictions of earthquake survivors in the Caribbean Nation.
Port-au-Prince, 11 Feb 10
UN-HABITAT said on Wednesday it was stepping up plans to help an estimated 2 million people left homeless in Haiti after the most devastating earthquake to hit the Caribbean island nation in 250 years.
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.
Havana, 28 Jun 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has said the agency would continue to support the Cuban government’s drive to provide decent housing for the country’s poorest people.
Nairobi, 23 Oct 06
The Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, on Monday received three Permanent Representatives to the organization, and the Chief Executive Officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Kenya Secretariat.
Havana, Cuba, 27 Jun 06
The report about the Report on the 6th Global Meeting of Sustainable Cities and Localising Agenda 21 Programme Partners
"Achieving sustainable urbanization - Innovations for local and global results" is now available.
Bayamo-Cuba, 20 Jul 04
The Cuban city of Bayamo, facing a growing local public transport problem, has found an unusual solution: bringing back horse-drawn carriages of a French vintage first used in Bayamo at the beginning of the last century