Nairobi, 22 Jun 10
A group of select youth from East and South Africa will have the opportunity of a lifetime to watch the final match of the ongoing FIFA World Cup, courtesy of UN-HABITAT and its partners.
Solo, Indonesia, 22 Jun 10
Keynote speakers addressing the opening of the 3rd Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) on Tuesday called on governments to share lessons and best practices to ensure that plans to tackle housing needs and urban development are carried through in the world's most populous region.
Rio de Janeiro, 21 Jun 10
During the closing ceremony of the fifth session if the World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Mr. Derek Martin, former Chair of the Habitat Professionals Forum, made a statement besides several other UN-HABITAT Partners, on behalf of the Habitat Professionals Forum and its members .
Shanghai, 20 Jun 10
Popular Chinese actress Yao Chen, Honorary Patron for the UN Refugee Agency, told visitors to the UN Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010 that a recent visit to refugees living in cities in the Philippines had completely transfored her impression of refugees.
Shanghai, 17 Jun 10
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the All China Youth Federation, China's State Forestry Administration, and Future Forest jointly marked the World Day to Combat Desertification at the United Nations Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo.
Shanghai, 17 Jun 10
The United Nations welcomed visitor number 500,000 to its pavilion this morning. The UN Pavilion Commissioner General Awni Behnam, UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Kiyo Akasaka and Deputy UN Pavilion Director Jianguo Shen awarded the lucky visitor from Guangxi Liuzhou certificates and prizes.
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.