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.
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.
Nairobi, 15 Feb 11
A group of 25 retired UN-HABITAT veterans from countries around the world returned to the agency’s headquarters this week to share their experiences and insights with a view to helping establish a new direction for the agency.
Nairobi, Kenya, 15 Nov 10
The new Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to UN-HABITAT, H.E. Mr. Guangyuan Liu, has stated that his country attaches great importance to the role of UN-HABITAt in the world. According to Mr. Liu, “UN-HABITAT has become a very important organization in China.”
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.