Nairobi, 25 Feb 11
UN-HABITAT in collaboration with Uganda's Makerere University will host a workshop for African Universities from 3-5 May 2011 aiming to strengthen their urban climate change courses.
Barcelona, 24 Feb 11
UN-HABITAT delivered a seminar for 15 graduate students entitled "Disaster Management and Disaster Risk Reduction in Urban Areas as part of the Erasmus Mundo-URBANO Masters in International Cooperation programme held at the International University of Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.
Nairobi, 21 Feb 11
President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya officially opened the 26th Session of the Governing Council of countries which oversee the work programme and budget of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi.
Nairobi, 21 Feb 11
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is continually urging Governments to be accountable to their people, signed a new annual series of compacts last week with his own senior managers aimed at holding them accountable for their performances and at increasing transparency.
Nairobi, 17 Feb 11
The new Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Spain to UN-HABITAT, Mr. Javier Herrera Garcia-Canturri, on Thursday presented his credentials to the Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos.
Nairobi, Kenya, 17 Feb 11
Twenty four students comprising of town clerks, heads of departments, committee chairpersons, and council officers from the East African region last week with a Diploma in Urban Development Studies at a colorful ceremony attended by family, friends and invited guests.
Ouagadougou, 16 Feb 11
The Joint Programme on Strengthening Urban Security in Ouagadougou (PCRSU, in French), recently held a sensitization workshop sensitization workshop on the institutionalization of integrated crime and violence prevention approach/initiative and a training on the establishment of local safety committees
Nairobi, 15 Feb 11
A group of 25 retired UN-HABITAT veterans from countries around the world returned to the agency’s headquarters this week to share their experiences and insights with a view to helping establish a new direction for the agency.
Brussels, 7 Feb 11
Key high-level European officials joined the representatives of international institutions at the European Parliament in Brussels for wide ranging talks on urban matters and global urban development.
Yangon, 2 Feb 11
The United Nations said this week it was growing concerned that a shortfall in funding cyclone recovery in Myanmar would render some communities unnecessarily vulnerable ahead of the coming monsoon season.