Beirut, Lebanon, 4 Jul 12
In the framework of building cities with an enabling environment for women, their families and children, UNICEF, UN-HABITAT and UN Women in collaboration with the Municipality of Beirut joined forces for the implementation of “Safe and Friendly City for All” project.
Bahrain, 29 Jun 12
The Government of Kingdom of Bahrain has made a donation of USD 1 million to the Technical Cooperation Trust Fund of the Special Human Settlements Programme for the Palestinian People. The contribution came in response to a resolution of Member States in the Governing Council which oversees UN-Habitat’s work programme and budget.
Paris, 29 Jun 12
Malaysia's longest-serving Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has been named the recipient of 2012 Rafik Hariri UN-Habitat Memorial award, recognizing leadership, statesmanship and good governance.
Beirut, 12 Jun 12
The winners of three prize-winning urban projects which came out on top at the Lebanon Municipal Urban Forum 2012, will be sent to the sixth session of the World Urban Forum in Naples in September to share their best practices.
Nablous, 29 Mar 12
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos has encouraged the Palestinian authorities to develop comprehensive urban planning so that growing cities can expand in a way which promotes economic development and provides sustainable, affordable housing for all of its people.
Brussels, 30 Nov 11
The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and UN-HABITAT have joined hands to help improve urban mobility in cities around the world many of which are growing increasingly polluted by vehicle exchaust often because of poor public transport.
Gaza City, Palestine, 10 Aug 11
UN-HABITAT said this week that a newly restored park in an area damaged during a 2009 Israeli raid had inspired the building of more green spaces in the Gaza Strip as local residents and the agencies working with them to build back better.
Nairobi, 20 Apr 11
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first manned space flight, movie stars serving as UN-HABITAT youth envoys last week joined Norwegian Junior Minister, Mr. Arvinn Eikeland Gadgil and agency officials at the glittering launch ceremony of a new internet help desk for urban youth.
Kuwait, 29 Apr 10
UN-HABITAT’s Kuwait Office convened a two-day Expert Group Meeting to start the preparation of a new regional report, The State of Arab Cities, in cooperation with the Arab Towns Organisation and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development.
Ramallah, 11 Feb 10
UN-HABITAT has unveiled a new Programme Document for the occupied Palestinian territory covering the years 2010 and 2011 at a seminar it held on the challenge of sustainable urbanization and the need for effective spatial planning. The gathering was chaired by the Minister of Public Works and Housing, Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh.
Tyre, Lebanon, 11 Dec 09
UN-HABITAT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union, setting out the framework under which the two organizations will collaborate to promote and develop the concept of inclusive environment for people with special needs.
Aleppo, 8 Jul 09
Arab youth, researchers and practitioners from across the Middle East and North Africa convened in Aleppo, Syria last week to share lessons learned and best practices related to vulnerable and margnalized children and youth in the region.
Nahr El Bared, 30 Jun 09
For the victims of the 2007 conflict in Nahr El Bared, there are better reasons to look forward to market day, thanks to a new local mart targeting producers, farmers and craftsmen.
Beirut, 7 May 08
UN-HABITAT’s Lebanon office last week signed special cooperation agreements with the municipalities of Tyre, Bint Jbeil and Jabal Amel providing USD 10,000 for urgently needed community projects in each of 21 towns and villages in their jurisdiction.
Beirut, 20 Nov 07
A UN-HABITAT project team in Lebanon helping rebuild the living environment in 21 towns around the country recently briefed the Cypriot Foreign Minister, Mrs. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, on progress in a post-conflict rehabilitation programme for which the Development Assistance Agency of the Republic of Cyprus (Cyprusaid) has provided 500,000 euros through UN-HABITAT.
Nairobi, 5 Jun 07
UN-HABITAT announced on Tuesday that the European Union and The Netherlands will provide funding for post-conflict reconstruction in areas damaged during Israeli bombing raids in Lebanon last year.
Nairobi, 15 Feb 05
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan, and Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT have learned with great sadness and shock of the brutal murder in the heart of Beirut on Monday of the former Prime Minister, Mr. Rafic Hariri of Lebanon, and a number of others in a powerful bomb blast.
Barcelona, Spain, 11 Sept 04
Lebaneses Prime Minister Rafic Hariri has been awarded a Special Citation of the UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour for his work in the post-conflict reconstruction of his country.
Nairobi, 4 Sept 04
Prime Minister Rafic Hariri of Lebanon has been bestowed the prestigious Special Citation of the UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honor Award, 2004, for his outstanding and visionary leadership in the post-conflict reconstruction of Lebanon – the highest award given by the United Nations for achievements in the field of human settlements.