Nairobi, 14 May 10
Building professionals from some 20 countries across Africa concluded a three-day conference in Nairobi with a declaration of commitment to promote and foster green building practices in Africa, and a call to form an African Network of Green Building Councils.
Nairobi, 14 May 10
The UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund is growing increasingly popular with youth groups across the developing world judging by a 40 percent rise in applications over last year. Among regions showing the largest increase in applications are Latin America, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Nairobi, 11 May 10
UN-HABITAT and the government of Nigeria on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see the agency and the West African nation engage in collaborative activities targeting young people.
Dar es Salaam, 5 May 10
The 2010 World Economic Forum on Africa opened on Wednesday with sessions designed to identify the opportunities that can unlock Africa's growth potential. The aim of the meetings is to discuss the barriers to social and economic progress.
Nairobi, 4 May 10
In a first-of-its-kind event in Africa, builders and housing ministry officials from all over the continent are converging on Nairobi this week to explore ways to encourage ‘green’ building in their own countries. The three day conference organized by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) titled “Promoting Green Building Rating in Africa” will take place from the 4th to the 6th of May 2010.
Shanghai, 3 May 10
The UN has welcomed its first few thousand visitors to its pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo. Revolving through a journey of the UN’s work on improving urban structures and the environment around the world, the UN pavilion showcases the Expo’s theme of a common aspiration to create better habitats for humanity, especially in urban environments.
Shanghai, China, 1 May 10
Special Representative of the UN Secretary General Ambassador Reed, UN Under-Secretary General and UN-Habitat Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka and Expo Section Commissioner General Awni Behnam opened the UN Pavilion today at the Shanghai World Expo.