Bamako, Mali, 23 Nov 10
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Joan Clos on Tuesday hailed the African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development as a powerful vehicle for promoting sustainable urban development.
Nairobi, 18 Nov 10
Most of the residents of the world’s urban centres are happy with their cities, a new survey by UN-HABITAT shows. However, the residents also expressed misgivings about some aspects of urban governance and put forward proposals on how these could be addressed.
Nairobi, Kenya, 15 Nov 10
The new Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to UN-HABITAT, H.E. Mr. Guangyuan Liu, has stated that his country attaches great importance to the role of UN-HABITAt in the world. According to Mr. Liu, “UN-HABITAT has become a very important organization in China.”
Nairobi, 10 Nov 10
The Executive Director, Dr. Juan Clos, has called for multi-year framework cooperation agreement between UN-HABITAT and the Government of Australia in order to ensure predictable relationship and to involve all relevant stakeholders in the country.
Warsaw, 10 Nov 10
UN-HABITAT released a new report on Wednesday highlighting its activities in eastern, southern and central Europe with a view to promoting better urban planning, stronger local government, climate change measures and decentralisation.
Nairobi, Kenya, 10 Nov 10
The new Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic Egypt to UN-HABITAT, H.E. Mr. Kadri Fathi Abdel-Mottaleb, appealed to the agency to help solve the slum problem in the country. Mr. Abdel-Mottaleb made the appeal while presenting his credentials to the Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos.