Islamabad, 2 Aug 11
A two year collaborative project by world beverage giant Coca Cola, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and UN-HABITAT is set to improve the lives of about 300 inhabitants of two coastal communities in Pakistan.
Bangkok, 16 Feb 10
USAID’s ECO-Asia project, a regional environmental programme based in Thailand, is offering grants of up to USD 10,000 to any private organization, NGO or academic institutions working in countries eligible for USAID that can demonstrate how they can improve water services in the region.
Stockholm, 21 Aug 08
Inspired leaders who champion reforms can play a key role in helping Asian countries manage their water resources at a time of extreme pressure brought on by rapid urbanisation, climate change, pollution and industrialization, a senior Asia Development Bank official told the Asia Water Day seminar at the World Water Week in Stockholm this week.
Nairobi, 15 Apr 07
China’s Vice Minister for Construction, Ms. Wenjuan Fu renewed her government’s commitment to work with UN-HABITAT towards sustainable urbanization during a meeting with the agency’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
India, 11 Aug 06
UN-HABITAT has launched a water education programme at schools in the Indian cities of Indore and Gwalior as part of a new drive to promote water conservation and hygiene under the agency’s Water for Asian Cities Programme.
Ahmedabad, India, 14 Apr 06
A two-day roundtable meeting between UN-HABITAT and the Centre for Environment Education in India concluded in Ahmedabad last week with calls for greater cooperation between the two institutions in the area of sanitation.
Cha Am, 7 Dec 05
UN-HABITAT and its partners held a three-day conference to help senior officials in Southeast Asia gain a better understanding of the agency’s Water for Asian Cities Programme and the idea of bringing the concepts of water conservation, sanitation and hygiene into school classrooms across the region.
Nairobi, 11 Oct 05
Norway will grant UN-HABITAT’s Water and Sanitation Trust Fund nearly US$ 7 million in 2005 to help alleviate the water and sanitation crisis confronting millions of slum dwellers across Africa and Asia.
New York, 20 Apr 05
Women from around the world warned delegates at the 13th Session of the Commission for Sustainable Development on Tuesday that they had to have more empowerment, better protection against crime, better security of tenure and better access to water and sanitation if sustainable development was to be achieved.
Mauritius, 12 Jan 05
Senior officials of the Government of Mauritius, members of parliament and the corporate world joined more than 150 people for the opening on Monday of a four-day series of UN-HABITAT workshops and seminars on Values-based Water and Sanitation Education (VBWSE).
Bhopal, 19 Aug 04
Six cities in the State of Madhya Pradesh in India are to benefit from an Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan of US$ 200 million, which will go towards improving the water and sanitation sector in these cities.