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.
Singapore, 28 Mar 12
The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2012 has been awarded to the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, and the Departments of Transportation, City Planning and Parks and Recreation.
Istanbul, 24 Mar 12
Taking advantage of a recent stopover in Turkey, UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos made a brief call on Istanbul’s Mayor, Mr. Kadir Topbas, who is also the President of the United Cities and Local Governments body (UCLG).