Medellin, 7 Oct 13
The city of Medellin in Colombia was the host of the main celebrations marking this year’s World Habitat Day.
Other festivities were held with a wide range of events and activities on the theme “Urban Mobility” held in Medellin, London, Singapore, Nairobi and many other cities, towns and assorted venues across the globe.
Nairobi, 4 Oct 13
On the occasion of this year’s World Habitat Day, the Executive Director of UN-Habitat Dr. Joan Clos has called for improved accessibility and mobility in urban areas for more efficient of the world’s cities and towns.
Northern Province, Sri Lanka , 27 Sept 13
Women from Sri Lanka’s conflict-affected Northern Province are breaking traditional barriers by moving into previously male-dominated occupations in the construction sector. By engaging in vocational skills training programmes in masonry and carpentry, both male and female youth are empowered to pursue skilled occupations. Masonry and carpentry have been traditionally dominated by men with very few women engaged in these sectors.
Juba , 24 Sept 13
UN-Habitat in partnership with the Government of South Sudan and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have embarked on a journey to make the residents of South Sudan’s dream of improved health come true
New York, 23 Sept 13
UN-Habitat has launched its biannual flagship report, the Global Report on Human Settlements 2013 - Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility at a press conference in New York in the run up to the United Nations General Assembly.
Nairobi, 9 Sept 13
From January 14-16, 2014 the University of South Florida Patel College of Global Sustainability will hold a conference addressing the challenges and opportunities surrounding green infrastructure.