Thatta, Pakistan, 30 May 12
UN-Habitat, the German manufacturer BASF and the government of Japan this week put a smile on the face of the villagers of Gul Mohammad Gandhro near Thatta, Sindh Province of Pakistan who were victims of the floods of 2010 by resettling them.
Fukuoka, 30 May 12
Dr. Joan Clos, UN-Habitat Executive Director last week signed the 4th "Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Establishment of an Office of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme in Fukuoka" together with Fukuoka Prefectural Government, Fukuoka City, the Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation, and the Cooperating Committee of the UN-Habitat Fukuoka Office on 30 May 2012.
Colombo, 29 May 12
UN-Habitat in partnership with MaRGG, Management Resources for Good Governance and the Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka recently held a workshop on Climate Change and Decentralization.
Nairobi, 24 May 12
As the clock ticks towards the opening of the sixth World Urban Forum in Naples, registration is ongoing and expectations are high that the turnout will be good. Organised jointly by UN-Habitat, the Government of Italy, the Campania Region and the City of Naples, the theme for this year's meeting is The Urban Future. Over 3,000 participants from 114 countries have already registered for the premier conference on cities and urban issues.
Bonn, 15 May 12
Two UN agencies and the World Bank today expressed appreciation at the launch of a pilot version of a Global Protocol for Community-scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions, designed to harmonize emissions measurement and reporting process for the world's cities.
Nairobi, 11 May 12
Dr. Batilda S. Burian, the new Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to UN-Habitat, presented her credentials to Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat on 11 May 2012.
NEW YORK/Nairobi, 8 May 12
Municipal authorities from eight cities around the world meet in Nairobi this week to learn about successful experiences in making cities a safer and a friendly place for all, with a special focus on women and children.
Kuwait City, 7 May 12
The urban population of the Arab States, which already quadrupled between 1970 and 2010, will more than double to 438.6 million by 2050, warns UN-Habitat’s new report, The State of Arab Cities 2012: Challenges of Urban Transition.