Nairobi, 19 Jul 10
As part of what is called Grassroots Mechanism, the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) partnering with Huairou Commission, International Land Coalition and Slum/Shack Dwellers International is providing support to four grassroots-led projects in India, Peru, Tanzania and the Philippines.
Garankuwa, South Africa, 11 Jul 10
Just hours before the historic FIFA World Cup final match kicked off in South Africa on Sunday, UN-HABITAT and its partners launched a major initiative aimed at making Africa's young people more productive and keep them away from delinquency.
Johannesburg, 11 Jul 10
In her last official mission to South Africa as UN-HABITAT's Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka had a meeting with a constituency close to her heart- the young people. The historic visit also saw Mrs. Tibaijuka meet the former South Africa's President Nelson Mandela at his home.
Pretoria, 10 Jul 10
A group of young people from Eastern and South Africa meeting in Pretoria on Saturday declared that they were indeed the people who will bring solution to the myriad problems facing their countries.
New York, 2 Jul 10
A Special Ministerial Roundtable Breakfast Meeting on the theme Bridging the urban gender divide: An imperative for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, was held in New York as part of the ongoing high level segment of the Economic and Social Council.
Shanghai, 14 Jun 10
Visitors to Expo 2010 lined up early to get into the UN pavilion at the world’s fair here to learn about the resilience of refugees living in cities -- told by world-renowned photographer Zalmaï through an exhibit of 17 stark black-and-white images that opened Saturday.
Bahrain, 10 Jun 10
The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, His Royal Highness Khalifah ibn Sulman al-Khalifah on Wednesday received UN-HABITAT's Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, paving the way for Bahrain to host the sixth session of the World Urban Forum in 2012.
Shanghai, 5 Jun 10
World-renowned ballet dancer Yuan Yuan Tan welcomed visitors to the United Nations Pavilion during International Peacekeepers Week, meeting and signing autographs for delighted fans.
Shanghai, 4 Jun 10
Yesterday, the United Nations Pavilion held a “Dream of a smoke-free city” celebration. Mark Rowswell, the Commissioner General of the Canada Pavilion which has committed to the anti-smoking campaign, presided over the ceremony.
Nairobi, 24 May 10
Some 14 young people from the informal settlements of Kibera, Githogoro in Nairobi and Athi River in Mavoko, Kenya have benefitted from a painting skills training in economic water and oil paints.
Rio de Janeiro, 23 May 10
UN-HABITAT became a member of the Inter-American Coalition for the Prevention of Violence, during the fifth World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which took place from March 22 to 26.
Shanghai, 21 May 10
Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, launched the agency’s report on culture “Investing in Cultural Diversity & Intercultural Dialogue” at the United Nations Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo.
Shanghai, 20 May 10
In advance of International Biodiversity Day on 22nd May, Chinese Man and the Biosphere National Committee held a Forum on Sustainable Development and Biodiversity and the 12th China Biosphere Reserve Network Conference in the United Nations Pavilion at Shanghai Expo
Shanghai, 18 May 10
The United Nations Pavilion welcomed its 100,000th visitor this morning. After a short wait, the surprised winner passed through the doors to the pavilion at around 11 a.m. The lucky visitor Ms. Wu, who comes from Jiangsu Province, was warmly welcomed by the UN Pavilion Commissioner General Awni Behnam and Pavilion Director Jianguo Shen.
Shanghai, 17 May 10
Why not rest your feet in the United Nations pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo and try a cup of Chinese tea! This weekend, the China Tea Association launched its exhibition of ten famous Expo teas and formally took its place in the United Nations pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo.
Nairobi, 14 May 10
The UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund is growing increasingly popular with youth groups across the developing world judging by a 40 percent rise in applications over last year. Among regions showing the largest increase in applications are Latin America, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Nairobi, 11 May 10
UN-HABITAT and the government of Nigeria on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see the agency and the West African nation engage in collaborative activities targeting young people.
Nairobi, 4 May 10
In a first-of-its-kind event in Africa, builders and housing ministry officials from all over the continent are converging on Nairobi this week to explore ways to encourage ‘green’ building in their own countries. The three day conference organized by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) titled “Promoting Green Building Rating in Africa” will take place from the 4th to the 6th of May 2010.
Yangon, Myanmar, 30 Apr 10
Two years after Cyclone Nargis ravaged Myanmar claiming more than 140,000 lives and leaving some 2.4 million survivors in need of emergency food, housing and other assistance, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator said that just a quarter of the funds pledged had been received.
Washington, 22 Apr 10
On the heels of World Urban Forum, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, along with Senators Dick Durbin and Benjamin L. Cardin, has introduced new legislation to address the challenges of urbanization in developing countries.
Brussels, 11 Feb 10
UN-HABITAT and the European Union’s Committee of the Regions on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at improving sustainable urban development in Europe and sharing best practices with the developing world.