Juba, Southern Sudan, 15 Aug 06
UN-HABITAT has opened a new office in Juba, Southern Sudan, to help resettle over 2 million displaced people and refugees returning home to rebuild their lives after more than two decades of civil war, the agency announced on Tuesday.
Niš, Serbia, 15 Aug 06
Top government and civil society leaders have formally laid the first foundations of new homes under an Italian-financed UN-HABITAT housing and social integration programme for tens of thousands of war refugees and other vulnerable people in Serbia.
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.
Nairobi, 11 Aug 06
UN-HABITAT marked International Youth Day on Saturday 12 August with an appeal to decision makers and the general public to engage young people as key stakeholders and participants in the future of sustainable development, especially in towns and cities around the world.
Washington, DC, 2 Aug 06
Officials of the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities last week concluded a high profile visit to the United Nations offices in Washington DC and New York where they held talks with top officials of the global body.