Bangkok, 29 Oct 12
Mayors and Senior Officials from 10 city governments across Asia are meeting in Bangkok for a workshop on climate change hosted by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Yangon, 20 Jan 12
The Union Minister of Construction, U Khin Maung Myint Friday opened Myanmar’s first Urban Research and Development Institute (URDI) to help local and national authorities ensure a better urban future for country.
New York, 15 Nov 11
UN-HABITAT has teamed up with the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and the United Nations Academic Impact agency to stage a glittering urban design exhibition in the visitor’s lobby of the world body’s global headquarters.
Yangon, 25 Oct 11
Myanmar, a country prone to natural hazards, has shown positive progress in the areas of early warning, emergency preparedness and responses in recent years. Now, the Government is stepping up cooperation with global and regional partners to reach its long-term target of becoming a disaster resilient country.
Hong Kong, 2 Nov 10
The World Urban Campaign was launched in Asia with the opening of the regional office of the South-South News network in Hong Kong on Sunday 24 October, marking the 65th birthday of the United Nations.
Dhaka, 23 Jun 10
On a visit to Bangladesh, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Monday appealed to authorities there not to evict slum dwellers but rather resettle them if the land they are currently occupy is to be used for other purposes.
Fukuoka, 10 Dec 09
UN agencies this week said they were concerned at the lack of progress in addressing planning, housing, sanitation, waste management and environmental pollution in urban areas of countries in the Pacific. They raised the alarm after a series of fact-finding missions.
Nairobi, 10 Jun 08
The new Permanent Representatives of Indonesia and Bangladesh to UN-HABITAT this week presented their credentials to UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka. They are Mr. Budi Bowoleksono of Indonesia and Mr. A.K.M. Shamsuddin of Bangladesh.