Nairobi, 15 Nov 12
UN-Habitat announced on Thursday that it is seeking city partners to pilot a new integrated urban planning and management model to help cities build reslience against disasters such as the recent superstorm Sandy which crashed through coastlines from the Caribbean and north America's Atlantic seaboard, or tsunamis and earthquakes.
Nairobi, 4 Jun 12
UN-Habitat is seeking proposals for candidates to serve on its Advisory Group on Gender Issues established to advise the Executive Director on all matters related to gender mainstreaming in the agency's work. The Group will also provide strategic guidance and policy advice.
Nairobi, Kenya, 26 Sept 11
The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Wangari Maathai of Kenya, died overnight at a Nairobi hospital. Her organization, the Green Belt Movement, said Wangari had been undergoing cancer treatment. She was 71.
Buchanan, Liberia, 8 Mar 11
Over 50 government officials gathered in Buchanan Liberia’s second largest city to assess the impact of local leadership training involving some 3000 county staff held over the past two years.
New York, 2 Jul 10
A Special Ministerial Roundtable Breakfast Meeting on the theme Bridging the urban gender divide: An imperative for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, was held in New York as part of the ongoing high level segment of the Economic and Social Council.
Rio de Janeiro, 22 Mar 10
UN-HABITAT´s first Gender Equality Action Assembly concluded last weekend with strong support from partner organizations to take a stronger role in promoting the Gender Equality Action Plan and strengthened collaborations between urban planners, local governments, and grassroots women’s networks.
Nairobi, 22 Feb 10
UN-HABITAT hosted a meeting of women’s networks from 20-21 February to develop a strategy for a “Women for Water Decade” in Africa—a new platform for advocacy to promote women’s involvement in solving the region’s water and sanitation problems.
Nairobi, 26 Jan 10
Settlements Executive Committees and Sustainable Neighbourhoods Programmes established with the support of UN-HABITAT are instrumental in ensuring equal participation of both men and women at the grassroots in project design, implementation and monitoring.
Islamabad, 15 Dec 09
UN-HABITAT and the Pakistan Institute for Environment-Development Action Research organized a one-day National Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene convened by the Pakistani Ministry of Environment on 14 December, 2009.
New York, 3 Dec 09
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), UN-HABITAT has helped to launch a new inter-agency web feature on gender equality and sustainable urbanisation.
Naivasha, 23 Nov 09
UN-HABITAT and the Global Land Tool Network last week held a three-day workshop to test a new training course on improving gender equality and grassroots participation in land governance.