Shanghai, 11 Sept 10
Ahead of the closing of the Shanghai Expo next month, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Pavilion, Mr. Awni Behnam, took part in a forum to discuss the legacy of this international event. Held earlier this week in Shanghai, the forum gathered key media, private sector, university and Expo representatives.
Shanghai, 10 Sept 10
Practitioners from the fields of design, planning and architecture gathered at the United Nations Pavilion yesterday to share ideas on building more sustainable, resourceful, and user-friendly cities. The event chaired by Prof. Ezio Mancini of Politecnico di Milano, Italy was part of a three-day conference taking place in Shanghai.
Nairobi, 8 Sept 10
UN-HABITAT and WWF have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure a better protection of the Virunga National Park , a World Heritage site in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The two agencies made the announcement on Tuesday.
Nairobi, 6 Sept 10
UN-HABITAT on Monday announced the winners of its 2010 Scroll of Honour, the UN's most prestigious award in human settlements development. The awards, which honour individuals and institutions instrumental in improving living conditions in towns and cities, will be bestowed on World Habitat Day.