Yangon, Myanmar, 30 Apr 10
Two years after Cyclone Nargis ravaged Myanmar claiming more than 140,000 lives and leaving some 2.4 million survivors in need of emergency food, housing and other assistance, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator said that just a quarter of the funds pledged had been received.
Kuwait, 29 Apr 10
UN-HABITAT’s Kuwait Office convened a two-day Expert Group Meeting to start the preparation of a new regional report, The State of Arab Cities, in cooperation with the Arab Towns Organisation and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development.
Sydney, Australia, 27 Apr 10
A pro-poor land rights recording system - the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM), was launched in a Special Event during the 24th International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Congress, 11-16 April 2010 in Sydney, Australia.
Nairobi, 27 Apr 10
As part of the Grassroots Mechanism, GLTN is providing support to four grassroots-led projects in India, Peru, Tanzania and the Philippines. The aim of the projects is to enable a process of learning and communication to take place, to help get grassroots solutions to land policy implementation problems and to make the leap from pilots to large scale impact.
Mexico, 26 Apr 10
Leticia Herrera, an urbanism student of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, attended the V World Urban Forum at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as the winner of the World Habitat Day 2009 photo competition.
Ulaanbaatar, 22 Apr 10
The city of Ulaanbaatar this week announced a new programme to provide basic urban services for tens of thousands of people in the Ger communities living in sub-standard housing on the outskirts of the Mongolian capital.
Washington, 22 Apr 10
On the heels of World Urban Forum, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, along with Senators Dick Durbin and Benjamin L. Cardin, has introduced new legislation to address the challenges of urbanization in developing countries.
Nairobi, 19 Apr 10
The 2010 deadline for applications to the UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund has now passed. Several thousand youth-led organizations from across the developing world have submitted proposals for funding.