New York, 14 Jul 11
Dr. Joan Clos, UN-Habitat Executive Director and UN Under Secretary General, called today for national urban policies to help countries to face rapid urbanization without economic growth, resulting in increasing poverty and inequality.
Nairobi, 12 Jul 11
With the passage of an new constitution last year, Kenya in on the threshold of many new changes especially in terms of planning processes, particularly decentralization of responsibilities.
Bangkok, 11 Jul 11
More than 900 representatives from national and local governments, civil society and community based organizations, research and training institutes, the private sector and international organizations last month participated in the Fifth Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-5).
Nairobi, 7 Jul 11
A group of graduate students from the University of California, Berkeley, last month visited UN-HABITAT for presentations and discussions relating to their field work "studio" on slum upgrading in Mathare, a slum in Nairobi.
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.