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.
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.
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.
Dubai, 13 Nov 08
An independent jury of international experts met in Dubai from 12-14 November 2008 and selected 12 winners for the 2008 Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. The selection was made from a list of 48 initiatives, short-listed out of 436 submissions, previously reviewed by an independent Technical Advisory Committee in October 2008. The winners were all deemed to have made outstanding contributions to improving the quality of life in cities and communities.
Colombo, 27 Jan 06
The Red Crescent Society of the United Arab Emirates this week signed two agreements with UN-HABITAT to provide funding for the construction of 1,000 houses in areas of Galle, Trincomalee, Ampara and Kattankudy devastated by the December 2004 tsunami killer wave. The agreements were signed by Mr. Abdullah Al-Mahmood of Red Crescent Society, UAE and Mr. Lalith Lankatillake, Regional Advisor of UN-HABITAT.