Nairobi, 2 Jul 11
The United Nations at Nairobi (UNON) football team recently joined hands with Mathare United Football Club for a football clinic as well as a cleanup iof the Korogocho slums in Nairobi.
Local and international actors working on slum upgrading have emphasised the importance of understanding the wide range of views of residents when working to improve the standard of living in urban areas.
Nairobi, 29 Jun 11
In its quest for safer cities around the world, UN-HABITAT has been working with the Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago, Chile, to produce a new set of guidelines aimed at the Spanish-speaking world, where many cities, especially in Latin America, are notorious for high levels of violence and crime.
Lisbon, 24 Jun 11
More than 77 countries and representatives of international organizations including UN-HABITAT attended the annual meeting of the African Development Bank early June in a new quest for sustainable growth on the continent.
Barcelona, 22 Jun 11
UN-HABITAT's Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos, joined ESADE Business School Professor Javier Solana, and personalities from a range of cities around the world for a day of talks earlier this month on the implications of a rapidly urbanizing world.
Bangkok, 22 Jun 11
Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand on Wednesday graced the opening of the Fifth Asia Pacific Forum with a clarion call on the urgent need for a green economy and a comprehensive framework for its implementation.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 20 Jun 11
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Raquel Rolnik, has made an urgent plea to put an immediate stop to all forced evictions of earthquake survivors in the Caribbean Nation.
Islamabad, 14 Jun 11
UN-HABITAT and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, with the co-coordination of the Population Census Organization of Pakistan (PCO) this month signed an agreement to jointly enhance and develop the capacity of the existing Geographic Information Systems for the census offices in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta.
Nairobi, 14 Jun 11
Mr. Chan-woo Kim, the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to UN-Habitat, presented his credentials to Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat on 14 June 2011.