Nairobi, 27 Aug 09
A group of 28 urban professionals from 18 countries in Africa, Asia and South America gathered in Nairobi from Monday for the third edition of â€˜Sustainable Communitiesâ€™ course on how to use city planning as a tool for sustainable development.
Geneva, 1 Nov 07
The Saudi Arabian government this week pledged US$1.59 million for the establishment of a new technical and vocational training centre for underprivileged Palestinian women living in the occupied West Bank.
Nadi, Fiji, 6 Jun 07
UN-HABITAT this week reached out to some of the remotest corners of the Pacific by bringing Small Island States of the Pacific Region some of the latest techniques and tools available to help raise the standards of local government service delivery.
Vancouver, Canada, 5 Jun 07
The Canadian Institute of Planners has bestowed UN-HABITAT and EcopLan International an excellence award in Planning in recognition of their work in Local economic development.
Maseru, Lesotho, 4 May 07
Twenty-two national trainers today receive their certificates for successfully completing an intensive 5-day Trainers-of-Trainers (ToT) course on the UN-HABITAT training series on local elected leadership, held in Maseru, Lesotho from 30 April-5 May 2007.
Hongcheon, Republic of Korea, 3 May 07
As the damage from climate change grows increasingly apparent, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised a new centre in the Republic of Korea working to address the environmental impact of large cities.
Nairobi, 19 Apr 07
In a major breakthrough for young people living in poverty in developing countries around the world, governments this week approved a Norwegian proposal to establish a new UN-HABITAT Youth Fund to expand the agency’s youth programmes.
Kathmandu, 23 Mar 07
Some 50 city leaders and their local parties representing more than 10 countries visited the Nepalese capital this week for a training workshop on Localising the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through Innovative Leadership and Community Empowerment.