Shanghai, 3 May 10
The UN has welcomed its first few thousand visitors to its pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo. Revolving through a journey of the UN’s work on improving urban structures and the environment around the world, the UN pavilion showcases the Expo’s theme of a common aspiration to create better habitats for humanity, especially in urban environments.
Shanghai, China, 1 May 10
Special Representative of the UN Secretary General Ambassador Reed, UN Under-Secretary General and UN-Habitat Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka and Expo Section Commissioner General Awni Behnam opened the UN Pavilion today at the Shanghai World Expo.
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.
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.
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.
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.