Kuwait City, 7 May 12
The urban population of the Arab States, which already quadrupled between 1970 and 2010, will more than double to 438.6 million by 2050, warns UN-Habitat’s new report, The State of Arab Cities 2012: Challenges of Urban Transition.
Charsadda, Northwest Pakistan, 26 Apr 12
UN-Habitat has inaugurated thousands of new single room homes for the victims of devastating floods in a country already bracing itself for further flood devastation this year
Uganda, 26 Apr 12
UN-HABITAT in partnership with the Coca-Cola Foundation has launched a water, sanitation and hygiene project that will benefit over 8,000 students in 8 schools in Uganda. The project is expected to provide a model approach to improving water and sanitation in urban schools through collaboration with the private sector.
New York, 24 Apr 12
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday told a high-level delegation of mayors, local and regional authorities that he would ensure rapid urbanisation around the world takes high priority on the Rio +20 agenda because the battle for sustainability would be won or lost in cities.
Nairobi, 19 Apr 12
In countdown to the Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF6) to be held in Naples, Italy between 1-7 September 2012, UN-Habitat is launching an online dialgoues platform to reach as many people as possible.
Nairobi, 13 Apr 12
Eight African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries have been selected to join the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme, bringing the total number of participating countries to 37. Benin, Botswana, Lesotho, Rwanda, and Togo from Africa were selected, along with St. Lucia from the Caribbean and Tuvalu and Vanuatu from the Pacific. FRENCH
Nablous, 29 Mar 12
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos has encouraged the Palestinian authorities to develop comprehensive urban planning so that growing cities can expand in a way which promotes economic development and provides sustainable, affordable housing for all of its people.