Kabul, 5 Mar 13
The Government of Japan last week approved JPY2,187 million (approximately USD23.77 million) of grant assistance to UN-Habitat for its Community-Based Municipal Support Programme in five Afghan cities.
Northern Province, Sri Lanka, 20 Feb 13
Less than six months after the commencement of the Indian Housing Project in the North of Sri Lanka, several home owners have already completed reconstructing their houses.
Nairobi, 19 Feb 13
UN-Habitat launched the construction of a Multifunctional Clean Energy Centre at St. Christine Community School Centre in Kibera Kenya. The project which is funded by DANIDA and UN-Habitat, is a joint initiative by the local community, Under the Same Sky project, and Umande Trust in partnership with VE International (Denmark). It is the first of a series of Multifunctional Clean Energy Centres that UN-Habitat plans to construct in other Sub-Saharan African cities.
New York, 14 Feb 13
UN-Habitat and the International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC) last Friday organized an international working session in addressing one of themes of the 21st Century: Prosperity in Cities.
Nairobi, 7 Feb 13
Leaders of the Kenyan chapter of the Organization of African Youth (OAY) paid a courtesy call on UN-Habitat to thank the agency for its support in hosting the African Youth conference on the Post 2015 Development Agenda that was held on 17th to 19th December 2012.
New York, 7 Feb 13
On the sidelines of the Commission on Social Development meeting in New York this week, the U.S. Mission to the UN and the International Labour Organization (ILO) convened a special forum bringing together key stakeholders to explore the challenges in implementing successful strategies.
Brussels, 4 Feb 13
Progress and achievements of the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme were shared with ambassadors from Africa, Caribbean and Pacific states participating in the Sub-Committee meeting on Political, Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs on 4 February 2013.
Novi Sad and Bečej, 31 Jan 13
The Regional Safety Strategy Working Group from the municipalities of Jablanica and Pcinja districts last week visited the government of the Autonomous Province (AP) of Vojvodina in Novi Sad to learn best practices from the area.