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.
Karonga, Malawi, 2 Sept 10
When a series of earthquakes hit Karonga District in December 2009 leaving in its wake four deaths, damage to schools and over 10,000 houses affecting 24,000 people, the post relief challenge was how to support the communities to recover and with specific regard to shelter, how to ensure that households and communities are able to build back better and safer.
Nairobi, 30 Aug 10
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Monday handed over to a women group a model housing project built as a partnership between the agency and several other actors. She at the same time also officially opened the Moonbeam Youth Training Centre.
Ulaanbaatar, 27 Aug 10
As the world's water experts gathered for the 20th World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, across the globe in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Ger communities who live in tents on the high plains inaugurated a new water supply system installed as part of a community-led area upgrading programme.
Nairobi, 25 Aug 10
The United Nations General Assembly today elected Joan Clos as the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT at the level of Under Secretary-General of the UN. He is expected to begin his tenure on 18 October for a period of four years.
Nairobi, 25 Aug 10
UN-HABITAT and the World Wide Fund for Nature “WWF” have entered into an agreement to ensure a better protection of the World heritage site of the Virunga National Park in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Gbarnga, Liberia, 20 Aug 10
At a workshop on Local Economic Development in Gbarnga this week, Liberia's Internal Affairs Minister Harrison Karnwea Sr. challenged local government participants to develop strategies that target the common man and woman.
Nairobi, Kenya, 12 Aug 10
The new Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Thailand to UN-HABITAT, Mr. Kosit Chatpaiboon, on Friday presented his credentials to the Executive Directive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.