Mexico City, 6 Nov 12
The Museum of Mexico City was the venue for the launching of the Action Plan of the Global Network of Safer Cities for the period 2013-2016, driven by the United Nations Programme for Human Settlements UN-Habitat and led by Current Mayor of Mexico City Marcelo Ebrard as president of the Global Network for Safer Cities.
Maputo, 30 Oct 12
A high powered delegation from the UN-Habitat headquarters comprising of the Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos and members of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) last week conducted a highly successful mission to Mozambique where they inspected the agency’s ongoing projects as well as holding meetings with top officials of that country.
Bangkok, 29 Oct 12
Mayors and Senior Officials from 10 city governments across Asia are meeting in Bangkok for a workshop on climate change hosted by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Nairobi, 26 Oct 12
UN-Habitat presented the ‘Energy Efficiency in Buildings in East Africa’ (EEBEA) project to approximately 100 architects and town planners of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK). The architects had gathered in Nairobi for their annual breakfast to discuss ‘The Role of Smart Technology in Buildings’.
Addis Ababa, 25 Oct 12
Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, UN-Habitat's Deputy Executive Director, on Monday 22 October signed an MOU with Mr. Jean Louis Leonard, President the Conference on Urban Mobility in the Developing World(CODATU) to strengthen UN-Habitat’s outreach and advocacy in sustainable urban mobility.
Nairobi, 17 Oct 12
Partners working towards the Habitat Agenda have emphasised the need to tap into existing knowledge about cities to strengthen the role of urbanisation in sustainable urban development.
Nairobi, 16 Oct 12
Delegates from the Governments of Sweden, Spain and Norway made a special field visit to Kibera as part of the recent Joint Annual Consultation (JAC) 2012. The objective of the field visit was for the donors to learn more about some of UN-Habitat’s projects and to have the opportunity to dialogue with external partners of the organization.