Nairobi, 27 Oct 11
The two Sudans met in Nairobi a fortnight ago and agreed to enhance cooperation and promote mutual partnership for the good of the two neighbours since they became separate countries in July.
Seoul, 27 Oct 11
UN-HABITAT said this week it had signed an agreement with the Booyoung Group of the Republic of Korea whereby the construction-centered corporation will provide the agency with USD 3 million over the next decade to promote urban development and habitat improvement in Africa.
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, 24 Oct 11
Mr. Raul Rodriguez Ramos, the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cuba to UN-Habitat, presented his credentials to Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat on 24 October 2011.
Nairobi, 24 Oct 11
More than 50 participants converged in Nairobi recently to exchange views, knowledge and ideas on the future role of UN-HABITAT with respect to preventing, monitoring and assessing the impact of forced evictions globally.
Kallaru, Sri Lanka , 24 Oct 11
The Australian Government, in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), has assisted 3,785 returnee families to reconstruct or repair their damaged houses in the districts of Vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Killinochchi under the ‘Shelter Support to conflict Affected IDPs in Northern Sri Lanka’ Project.
Nairobi , 20 Oct 11
Kenyan youth representing 24 local NGOs working with young people came together last week to deliberate and provide input into the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20), to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from June 4-6, 2012.
Nairobi, Kenya, 19 Oct 11
A Nairobi Smarter Cities round-table organized under the auspice of the IBM 'Smarter Cities Initiative' explored ways to prepare Nairobi for rapid urban growth, including intelligent transport systems.
Nairobi, Kenya, 17 Oct 11
Ms. Sofie From-Emmersberger, the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Finland to UN-Habitat, presented his credentials to Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat on 7 October 2011.
Nairobi, 12 Oct 11
Lebanon marked World Habitat Day 2011 with a special conference on access to housing held under the auspices of the Minister of Social Affairs. The day-long event aimed to raise awareness and promote debate on pressing urban issues and challenges in Lebanon, particularly those related to access to housing.
Seychelles, 11 Oct 11
The celebrations in Seychelles saw the President Mr. James Michael send a message. The head of state said his country has been a pioneer in pushing the Climate Change agenda at every opportunity that arises.
New York, 11 Oct 11
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Ms. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira of the Republic of Rwanda as Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General for UN-HABITAT. She succeeds Ms. Inga Björk-Klevby in the position.
Nairobi, Kenya, 6 Oct 11
Mr. Joost Reintjes, the new Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to UN-Habitat, presented his credentials to Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat on 15 September 2011.
Nairobi, Kenya, 6 Oct 11
Mr. Gil Haskel, the new Permanent Representative of the State of Israel to UN-Habitat, presented his credentials to Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat on 15 September 2011.
Juba, 3 Oct 11
The World Habitat Day celebrations in Juba on 3 October 2011 kicked off with a 2 kilometer procession starting from the Ministry of Housing & Physical Planning offices to Hai Zandia informal settlement in Buluk area.
Aguascalientes, Mexico, 3 Oct 11
The City of Aguascalientes in Mexico on Monday led the global celebration of World Habitat Day 2011 – a year in which the message is about the huge influence of cities on climate change and its impacts on large population centres.
Kisumu, Kenya , 3 Oct 11
Song and dance took centre stage as top government officials, members of the diplomatic corps and ordinary people gathered at a sports ground in Kisumu to mark World Habitat Day.
Thailand, 3 Oct 11
World Habitat Day was marked by a march to the United Nations building in Bangkok by some 2,000 slum dwellers supported by the Four Regions Slum Network (FRSN) and Leaders and Organizers of Community Organizations (LOCO) in Asia.
To mark the World Habitat Day 2011, representatives from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and UN-HABITAT got together at an event held in the UN House in Vientiane on Monday 3rd of October. The purpose of the event was to reflect on this year's theme 'Cities and Climate Change' and what this means in the Laos context.