Beijing, 12 Sept 12
China has established a USD 1.6 million (RMB 10 million) fund to help train officials and professionals in African local authorities, provide new scholarships for African students in China and build better industrial and commercial partnerships.
Durban, South Africa, 7 Dec 11
UN-HABITAT’s staff photographer, Mr. Julius Mwelu, this week was announced the winner of the Connect4Climate (C4C) photographic award at the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Lisbon, 24 Jun 11
More than 77 countries and representatives of international organizations including UN-HABITAT attended the annual meeting of the African Development Bank early June in a new quest for sustainable growth on the continent.
Nairobi, 4 Nov 10
Members of the new Transport and Environment Science Technology (TEST) Network met late last month at the UN-HABITAT headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss transport and environment research challenges in sub-Saharan African countries.
Nairobi, 29 Oct 10
A new UN-HABITAT health, rehabilitation and community learning centre for disabled slum children is set to open on schedule thanks to funding and support from the social fund of the German chemical giant, BASF.
Bahrain, 10 Jun 10
The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, His Royal Highness Khalifah ibn Sulman al-Khalifah on Wednesday received UN-HABITAT's Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, paving the way for Bahrain to host the sixth session of the World Urban Forum in 2012.
Bethlehem, West Bank, 2 Jun 10
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas last week launched a landmark USD 500 million mortgage finance program that will double the number of Palestinian families who are able to purchase homes by offering long-term mortgages that will enable them to enjoy the benefits of home ownership without excessively burdening their monthly incomes.