Nairobi, 29 May 08
UN-HABITAT and UNEP, in collaboration with the Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) on Wednesday launched two publications with selected case studies from around the world on cities, ecosystems and biodiversity.
Nakuru, Kenya, 8 Apr 08
The UN-HABITAT Sustainable Cities Programme targets on the improvement of living conditions of urban dwellers in developing countries by introducing a bottom-up planning approach. To improve the flow of information among the different stakeholders involved and to enable the local community to participate in urban planning, some Sustainable Cities Programme partner cities set up a Geographic Information System-based Environmental Management Information System.
Brussels, 11 Dec 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, last week joined Princess Mathilde of Belgium to urge women and young people to be actively involved in the climate change debate and other pressing concerns in a rapidly urbanising world.
Hongcheon, Republic of Korea, 3 May 07
As the damage from climate change grows increasingly apparent, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised a new centre in the Republic of Korea working to address the environmental impact of large cities.
Nairobi, 20 Apr 07
The lives of 25 million people living around Lake Victoria are set to improve drastically following the launch of Phase III of UN-HABITAT's Lake Victoria City Development Strategies (CDS), a three-year project that began in November 2006.
Nairobi, 17 Apr 07
UN-HABITAT's Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka presided at the Nairobi launch of the 24th edition of the Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2007: Our urban futureat the twenty-first session of the Governing Council in Nairobi on Tuesday.
Paris, 2 Feb 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, attended the Citizens of the Earth Conference (Citoyens de la Terre) from 2-3 February, at the invitation of French President Jacques Chirac.
Nairobi, 17 Nov 06
With half of humanity living in towns and cities around the world, the greatest impact of climate change will be on the planet's urban fabric, said Ambassador Inga Bjork-Klevby, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN-HABITAT.