Copenhagen, 16 Dec 09
As world climate talks heated up to a tense finale on Friday, a group of UN agencies warned world leaders gathering in Copenhagen that the cities, now home to most of humanity, are the key battle fronts where the war against the impacts of climate change must be fought and won.
Copenhagen, 15 Dec 09
Cities are one of the battle fronts where the war against the effects of climate change must be fought and won, a discussion forum bringing together several UN agencies said Monday.
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.
Poznan, Poland, 11 Dec 08
The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon on Thursday said the world had to avoid backsliding in the fight against global warming and devise a "Green New Deal" to fix the twin climate and economic crises.
New York, 26 Oct 05
Even as United Nations relief operations focus sharply on aiding millions of survivors affected by this month’s devastating earthquake in Pakistan, the world body’s agencies are pressing on with their efforts to help rehabilitate the vast region ravaged by last December’s Indian Ocean tsunami.
Maldives, 25 Oct 05
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT this week visited Maldives where UNDP and UN-HABITAT are jointly rebuilding homes on 58 islands in the Indian Ocean archipelago devastated by last December’s tsunami.
Malé, Maldives,, 15 Aug 05
The Government of Maldives on Monday launched a project financed by the Government of China that will provide half a million US dollars worth of aid to two remote islands in the Maldives that were devastated by last year’s tsunami.
Nairobi, 1 Jul 05
Six months since an undersea earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia sending a tsunami killer wave on a roll of destruction and devastation, countries and people in the Indian Ocean have been brought together like never before to provide a wide range of support and rehabilitation.
Fukuoka, 24 Feb 05
Residents of Fukuoka in Japan have donated more than US$ 300,000 through UN-HABITAT to help bring relief to victims of the giant tsunami wave that claimed thousands of lives and destroyed vast tracts of land and property in several Indian Ocean countries last December.
Tokyo, 12 Jan 05
The Japanese Government has allocated US$ 3 million to UN-HABITAT for emergency rehabilitation following last month’s disaster caused by an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra that sent massive tsunami waves crashing into several Indian Ocean countries taking a huge toll in lives and property.
Nairobi, 5 Jan 05
In the wake of the tsunami disaster, UN-HABITAT is working with the overall UN coordination system to prepare emergency and reconstruction proposals for Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Somalia.