Nairobi,Kenya, 16 Jun 10
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka this week received a standing ovation at the United Nations great hall in Nairobi when she formally took leave of the Committee of Permanent Representatives which acts on behalf of the governments overseeing UN-HABITAT.
Shanghai, 16 Jun 10
Journalism and communications students from Shanghai Universities met with United Nations’ Directors of Communication at the UN Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010. The meeting was led by Communications Under-Secretary-General Kiyo Akasaka and moderated by Peter Zhang, Editor-in- Chief of the Shanghai Daily.
Nairobi, 16 Jun 10
An independent Mid-Term Assessment (MTA) has commended the Global Land Tool Network for its performance and also recommended stronger staffing and funding in view of future challenges.
Shanghai, 14 Jun 10
Visitors to Expo 2010 lined up early to get into the UN pavilion at the world’s fair here to learn about the resilience of refugees living in cities -- told by world-renowned photographer Zalmaï through an exhibit of 17 stark black-and-white images that opened Saturday.
Bahrain, 10 Jun 10
The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, His Royal Highness Khalifah ibn Sulman al-Khalifah on Wednesday received UN-HABITAT's Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, paving the way for Bahrain to host the sixth session of the World Urban Forum in 2012.
Shanghai, 5 Jun 10
World-renowned ballet dancer Yuan Yuan Tan welcomed visitors to the United Nations Pavilion during International Peacekeepers Week, meeting and signing autographs for delighted fans.
Shanghai, 4 Jun 10
Yesterday, the United Nations Pavilion held a “Dream of a smoke-free city” celebration. Mark Rowswell, the Commissioner General of the Canada Pavilion which has committed to the anti-smoking campaign, presided over the ceremony.