Nairobi, 25 Mar 09
Youth-led organizations working to improve to improve urban living conditions in developing countries can now seek financing for their projects through a new UN-HABITAT fund provided by Norway, the agency announced on Wednesday.
Nanjing, China, 6 Nov 08
Private sector leaders brainstormed on how to build greener cities even as they push their bottom lines, during the Fourth World Urban Forum in Nanjing, China from November 03 – 06.
Baghdad, 6 Dec 07
UN-HABITAT and six United Nations agencies have teamed up with the Government of Iraq to launch a new initiative aimed at boosting the capacities of local authorities to carry through development plans in partnership with the private sector and local communites.
The programme will be conducted in Sulaymaniyah, Babel, and the Marshlands in a bid to stimulate local economic development and improve local infrastructure and basic services, the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said in a news release.
Nairobi, 25 Apr 07
The twenty-first session of the Governing Council of UN-HABITAT last week approved a resolution proposed by the Government Kenya giving the agency with new policy instruments to fight urban poverty.
Nairobi, 18 Apr 07
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Tuesday signed an agreement with Coca-Cola India announcing that they will collaborate to improve community access to water and sanitation in India and Nepal.
Nairobi, 15 Apr 07
In the run up to the twenty-first session of the UN-HABITAT Governing Council, young African entrepreneurs gathered in Nairobi on Sunday to discuss market opportunities, best practices and business models to strengthen youth entrepreneurship in urban areas.